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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Willie Canty, OL, Lincoln University (CA)

2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Willie Canty, OL, Lincoln University (CA)
Willie Canty the brick wall of an offensive lineman from Lincoln University (CA) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.

  • Name: Willie Canty
  • Position: OL
  • College: Lincoln University California
  • Height: 6’8”
  • Weight: 330 lbs
  • X (Twitter): @will2tuff77

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

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I decided I wanted to play football after looking at Tyron Smith in his prime I never liked football at first.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

One of my favorite moments of playing football was a game in JUCO when I pancaked two players in one play.

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

An opportunity to use my skills professionally. Perfecting my craft as an offensive lineman to make an impact no matter where I end up.

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

My mom inspires me the most because she’s been there for the good and bad times.

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

It would be Trent Williams, his personality and character is unmatched. There’s a lot that I could learn from him to better my game.

What is your favorite offensive scheme and why?

Spread offense because I like the pass set.

What should we know about Willie Canty the person?

I’m a cool person with a big heart I love helping others if that is on the field or off. I love the game of football everything it has done for me.

Who are the most underrated teammates in your locker room at your school?

The most underrated teammates in my locker room are Eldrian Arnold and Dennis Shellie they both are great players and always on the grind trying to get better.

What stands out about your film the most?

Giving 120 percent every play and being physical.

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

I handle adversity by praying to god and going to a place where I find peace while listening to Rod Wave then attack the challenge.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A coachable player, hard worker, physical, and a player that’s willing to give his all on and off the field and learn new things.

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

Being able to be physical with getting in trouble and team work.

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

The most underrated player I’ve ever played with is Jacob Reed he was one of my JUCO running backs that runs hard every play but didn’t get a lot of playing time because of his size.

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