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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Dedrick Parson, RB, University of Hawai’i

Dedrick Parson  the speedy and agile running back from the University of Hawai'i recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
Dedrick Parson the speedy and agile running back from the University of Hawai’i recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Dedrick Parson
  • Position: RB
  • College: University of Hawai’i
  • Height: 5’8″
  • Weight: 208 lbs
  • Twitter: @_Dedrick_
  • Instagram: @d.p31

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

It was just something I did as a kid playing outside with friends and I was athletic and fast and developed into a good player.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

Just playing in front of my family and loved ones and making my family proud in the stands.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

Just playing in the NFL and setting a good example for kids to look up to.

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

Maurice Jones-Drew, he’s somebody that I watched growing up and plays the game the same way I do and I would just love to get advice from him.

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

My mom, all the things she went through and being there for me and I couldn’t imagine doing all these things I’ve accomplished without her.

What is your favorite offensive scheme and why?

Whatever scheme that uses the running back both in the run game and pass game and gets the running back involved as much as possible.

What should we know about Dedrick Parson the person?

I’m a very open and honest person. I’m just a loving person willing to do stuff and care for my family.

What stands out about your film the most?

My versatility. Being able to block, run the ball out of the backfield and catch the ball both as a running back and wide receiver.

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

More so of a go getter. I go out and embrace challenges and be my best self.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A reliable, versatile guy and a guy that they can depend on and off the field.

What do you love the most about the game of football?

I love the team aspect and you have to rely on every guy for a play to be successful.

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

Jequez Ezzard, he is more so underrated because of the level he played at in college the FCS but he is the most underrated wide receiver I’ve seen.

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