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Peter Kozusha, OL, University of Alberta

Name: Peter Kozushka
Position: OL
College: University of Alberta
Height: 6'003 ″
Weight: 320 pounds
Twitter: @ pkoz60
@ pkoz60

What makes you one of the best prospects in your position in the 2022 NFL Draft?

I think the way I play makes me a top prospect for the draft. I give everything in every play and leave everything on the field.

At what age did you first become interested in the sport of soccer?

I fell in love with soccer from a very young age. Growing up in Saskatchewan, I watched the Roughriders all the time on TV and went to all the games I could. At the age of 10, I started playing football and was instantly hooked.

What is one thing NFL teams should know about you?

One thing teams should know about me is that I'm going to give them all my effort.

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

I would donate for food inequality and the programs that involve young people in sports are two causes that I am passionate about. I believe supporting these causes helps build a sense of community throughout the city and helps those who are struggling. Currently I try to help these causes by volunteering at the local food bank with my team and training as a minor soccer volunteer.

What's the best advice you've ever received?

The best advice I've ever received is "what you get is what you put in." I think it is very important to emphasize that it is necessary to work to achieve success.

Who was your childhood hero?

My parents were and still are my heroes. They taught me many things and supported me in my decisions, and for that I am very grateful.

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

The most underrated teammate I have is Josiah Schakel. I think he's one of the best linebackers in the country and his work ethic is insane.

What is your biggest annoyance?

My biggest annoyance is when people walk slowly in the middle of a road and there is no room to walk around them.

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

One of the most difficult moments of my life What taught me a lot about adversity was when I made the transition from college to college. There was a huge learning curve that I had to learn to adapt to, which taught me a lot about resilience and how to deal with adversity.

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

Our school has a University Athletic Board that is the governing body of university sports at the University. I had the privilege of being on the board last year as vice president of finance and it was very special to expose myself and learn about the many initiatives we have on the varsity team that give back to the community at large.

What is your favorite sandwich?

Tortilla chips with guacamole What is the best part of football?

The best part of soccer is the bonds that are formed by playing. I met some of my best friends playing soccer. If you could sell yourself in one sentence, what would you say?

I'm ready to give you everything!

If you could compare your game to that of an NFL player, who would it be?

Lane Johnson. He has a tremendous engine, a great soccer IQ and plays the game the right way

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

I would love to have dinner with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Michael Jordan and Tom Brady. I think they all have very interesting lives and the life lessons they could explain would be invaluable.

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