Overview: Victor Ochi is a senior who plays defensive end for Stony Brook University. Ochi set a career record at Stony Brook with 31 sacks. In 2015, he was nominated by his coaches as Co-Defensive player of the year. He is smart, athletic, has a great motor, and is an aggressive player who knows how to make plays. He will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Victor, during which time he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.
Christa: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing Stony Brook University?
Victor Ochi: I chose Stony Brook because they were close to home, and they had a great health Science program.
C: Since you are from a smaller school, how do you plan on making yourself stand out and noticed by scouts?
VO: Making plays, go 100 mph every play, my greatest attribute is my motor and they will love to see that.
C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
VO: My strength is my will to win and compete, my weaknesses are my fear of losing.
C: What separates you from the other players at your position?
VO: My motor, my ability to create separation with my long arms.
C: Is there a specific player that you try to model your game after?
VO: James Harrison, he never quits on any play.
C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?
VO: James Harrison, same build, same height, same approach to the game.
C: Who is the toughest player you’ve ever faced in your college career?
VO: Vad Lee, He can throw the rock just as good as he can run with it, he can make anything happen every given play.
C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?
VO: Listen to music, and motivational speakers.
C: If could be any superhero who would it be and why?
VO: Hulk, he cannot be stopped he gets stronger as the fight progresses.
C: What was your favorite moment/play at Stony Brook University?
VO: Watching one of my former running backs hurdle one of the defenders in Syracuse and take it to the house for like 70 yards.
Locker Room Update would like to thank Victor Ochi for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as an NFL 2016 draft prospect.
Follow him on Twitter: @Vochi91