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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Trey Dixon, WR, UNC Pembroke

Trey Dixon the playmaking wide receiver from UNC Pembroke recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Trey Dixon 
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • College: UNC Pembroke
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 190
  • Twitter: @treysavvy13
  • Instagram: @treysavvy

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft?

I feel like my route running, ability to play out wide and the slot, catch radius, and blocking ability makes me a top prospect.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I’ve been playing football since I was about 9 years old. I took years off in middle school as if had basketball dreams, but I began playing again in 10th grade. 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I know how it feels to be at both ends of the spectrum when it comes to not playing and being the go-to guy on the team. I came from a high school that was a run first team; therefore, I didn’t get much exposure and opportunities at that level. However, I put in the work and was able to do numbers in college and establish myself as the guy I always wanted to be. I want them to know I’m an extremely humble guy who’s not afraid to work for what I want. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

I would help eliminate world hunger. I feel as if access to food is something a lot of people take for granted. A lot of times we turn away food because it’s not what we desire but there are plenty of people in the world who would love to have it. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“If you think you’re important. Die, and then see how quick people forget about you” 

Who was your childhood hero?

My mother. I watched her as a single mother work two jobs and countless hours to take care of me and the bills. However, she never complained or quit. She did what she had to do to handle business, and that motivates me every time I think about being lazy or complaining about day to day duties. 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

I would say defensive lineman Branden Spencer. He works hard and has size, speed, and plenty playmaking ability; however, he’s a man of a few words. I feel that him not being much of a talker is something that causes people to sometimes overlook everything that he brings to the table. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is people who don’t practice what they preach. 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

The hardest moment in my life would be growing up as an only child in my house with just my mother with dreams of being a successful football player. I didn’t have anyone to really push me to put in the work that it takes to go to the next level; therefore, it took a lot of push from myself and my brother (TJ Smith). Who also played college football at Georgia State. I honestly just followed in his steps and took in everything he taught me in order to put myself on the same track as him. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

It’s a small school that has been overlooked due to our record, but we have had plenty of guys that have came thru here that can play at the next level. Our facilities are great and there are plenty of resources.  

What is your favorite snack food?

Toaster Strudels. 

What is the best part of football?

The family vibe that it brings. You can be on a team with guys that are from many different cultures, but at the end of the day we go out on the field and risk our lives for each other with one goal. To win. I’ve built so many lifelong friendships and bonds with guys through the sport that I would trade for the world. 

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I’m a humble guy that knows what it means to put in work for what I want, but I also have a high level of confidence that leads to me being able to make plays consistently.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

Davante Adams. I model my game after him a lot as far as route running and catching the ball. He may not be the fastest guy on the on field, but he’s a playmaker. 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

My grandfather. He died before I was born, when my mother was 16. I know he’d be proud of the things I am doing with my life. I’ve heard nothing but great things about him as a man, and I know he’d be able to give me plenty advice on life. Davante Adams. I know he’d be able to give me plenty pointers on the game and how to be the best receiver possible. Floyd Mayweather. He’s a very wealthy and successful person at what he does. I would love to know day to day habits and mindset that helped him become as successful as he is today. 

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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