Devon Edwards-Williams | Utica College | Defensive End
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Utica College ?
A: After losing my Older brother to a heart attack. My grades started to drop from the tragic loss. Unfortunately I lost two D2 scholarships. When I was looking for a school Utica was giving me the best opportunity.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Going down to a development league in 2018 and Dominating the competition.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Utica?
A: I learned in my short stay at Utica was that the talented guy will never beat the Hardest worker.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?
A: Physical training/Therapy. (Unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish school due to a family Financial crisis). My plans if football doesn’t workout is to be the best at anything I put my hands on. I believe I can make a book with my poetry, that can be successful in literature.
Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: They would say I’m a hard worker & that I’m Always willing to learn
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: My biggest challenge that was outside of football, when I was 12 years old and homeless. I was young kid in New York City I didn’t know when my next meal will come. To overcome that was probably my biggest challenge. It mentally prepared me for every game that I play now and every workspace that I am in, because it taught me to never quit and never give up.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My biggest strength is that I’ll give you 100%. I’m willing to be molded and to grow to to be the best that I can be . I stand to believe that I’m well rounded in all categories of a defensive end from pass rushing to coverage to stopping the run.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A:My most influential person that is in my life is my adopted mother she took me in when no one wanted me. She doesn’t know much about the game of football but she trusts God and believe my hard work will take me where I need to be.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A:I mentor the young athletes from Cardinal Hayes teaching them and showing them the ethics of hard work and dedication in sports and in studies.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations?
A: The way I am preparing for the 2019 national scouting combine is pairing up with my trainers on different aspects of the combine from learning techniques to help be become more efficient in all aspects of the combine. My expectations for the combine is to continue develop my talents to be a worthy candidate for the NFL.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement is to make both of my mother’s proud and to make it to the NFL or any other league . As well as give back to my community.