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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Joey Strong Jr, DB, Guilford College

Joey Strong Jr the play making defensive back from Guilford College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
Joey Strong Jr the play making defensive back from Guilford College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Joey Strong Jr
  • Position: DB
  • College: Guilford College
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Twitter: @_jstrong5
  • Instagram: @_jstrong5

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

My dad introduced me to the game of football at a young age and I’ve developed a love for the game ever since.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite moments have been competing for championships throughout my career, building lifelong friendships and receiving accolades for my performances.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

My older brother, Stephon, inspires me the most. We grew up together and seeing him elevate as much as he has in life definitely inspires me to keep going.

What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

I bring competitive energy to the football field. I like to compete at a high level therefore I uphold myself and my teammates to the same standard.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

If I could hang out with any football player it would be Jalen Ramsey. His talent and love for the game amazes me everytime I watch him and I try to model my game after him.

What are your favorite things about playing football for Guilford?

My favorite things about playing for Guilford is how much my teammates and coaches trust me to be a leader of the team and the relationships I’ve built with everyone involved with Guilford football.

What should we know about Joey Strong Jr the person?

Some things you should know about me is that I am a hard worker, confident, and respectful.

What is your favorite coverage and why?

My favorite coverage is man coverage because it gives me a challenge and allows me to use my athletic ability and football IQ.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

I handle challenges by trusting that God will guide me through whatever the situation is. Whether the challenge be on the field or off, I approach it with confidence.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A team would get a competitor, leader, and playmaker from a player like myself.

What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?

I’m looking forward to earning all-conference and leading Guilford to a winning season.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

The most underrated player I’ve played with is our strong safety Adam Lacy. The passion and toughness he brings to the game motivates me to continue playing at a high level.

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