Found June 01, 2013 on NFL Draft Zone:
Kyle Juszczyk is a Medina, OH native and Harvard graduate. When you think of Harvard University you ultimately think of a very intelligent kid, who problem doesn’t have talent on the football field. But if you believe that for a second your wrong. Big Kyle Juszczyk is an animal on the football field who recently drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens. Kyle has tons of talent and could be utilized on a team as either a full back or tight end.  At 6’3, 250 pounds, Kyle finished the season with 52 receptions, for over 700 yards receiving and 8 touchdowns. Check out our exclusive interview with Kyle: How many teams were recruiting you coming out of high school and how did you make your decision? Coming out of high school I was mainly recruited by MAC, Patriot and Ivy League schools.  In the end I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to consistently be in the race for an Ivy League Championship and having the benefits of a Harvard degree. Who was your favorite NFL team growing up, and did you have a player you rooted for? Growing up my favorite team was the New York Jets.  I idolized Wayne Chrebet for his ruggedness at the wide receiver position.  I’ve read his biography four times now. At your position, how do you break down film, please inform our readers what you look for when breaking down film? Being an H-back I actually play a lot of different positions so there are numerous things for me to focus on when watching film.  For example, as a fullback I look to see how a team’s Sam backer takes on a kick out block on power (whether he avoids contact or sets a physical edge).  When I’m lined up as a slot receiver I look to see how the defense aligns for certain coverage’s and strategize how I can best get to my landmarks of my routes. If you could take one day back and erase it from your past what day would you erase? I wouldn’t take back any day because both the triumphs and let downs have made the player and person I am today. Do you have any hobbies, if so tell the world what it is? I like to hang out with friends like any other college student.  Being from Ohio I like to spend time outdoors rock climbing and shooting trap.  If you could play any other sport besides football what sport would you want to go pro in? Definitely golf.  There’s nothing like hitting the links after a good workout. What is the best accolade/award you have ever received from playing football? 1st team Associated Press All-American What would you eat If it was your last meal? Cheddar and potato pierogies, hot Italian sausage with sautéed onions and steamed carrots. Before the game, what song might I hear on your ipod? Skrillex – Levels remix Do you have any pre game rituals? Ever since my very first football game in 6th grade I have taped my wrist.  On my left wrist I write “76” and on my right wrist “88”.  These are the numbers my two older brothers wore in high school. If you could compare your play to someone in the NFL, who would it be? I spent a lot of time this past off season watching film on Aaron Hernandez while he was at Florida.  I see myself as a mix of Aaron Hernandez, Dallas Clark and Chris Cooley. What’s your plan if you go undrafted? Continue to pursue a career in football. Everyone asks this question but I’m curious to know what will you buy first with your first NFL pay check? More than likely groceries If you could meet one person, dead or alive who would it be and why? Wayne Chrebet.  He’s been my favorite player since I was in elementary school and he’s the definition of a blue collar player.
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