Name: Dylan Hroncich
School: Fairleigh Dickinson University/Monmouth University
Q: How did you get started playing football?
I started playing football as a young boy at the age of 6 years old. I tried many sports
before football such as soccer, baseball, and basketball. While I was a good athlete at all
those sports my love and compassion wasn’t there for those sports. That is when I
decided to try out football. My love for football came right away and throughout my youth,
high school, and college years of playing football I was always told I was a good playerat football so that was another reason why I stayed committed to the game.
Q: What separates you from all the other athletes trying to become a professional?
What separates me from other athletes is that I make my dreams a reality with the hard
work and determination that I put into it. I had a dream of being a captain and star player
on my high school team and accomplished that. I had a dream to play Division 1 football
and I accomplished that. I now have a dream to make an NFL roster and I do believe I
have what it takes to accomplish that as well. And once this dream gets accomplished
there are many more dreams in line to take care of and one day achieve as well.
Q: Tell us about your college choice, career and what the recruiting process was
My lifelong dream was always to play Division 1 football since I was a little boy. Now with
that dream completed my new and biggest dream is to play professional football. I
committed to Monmouth University solely because it was a Division 1 program. After my
junior year I did transfer to Fairleigh Dickinson University and that wasn’t because of
football related issues the purpose of transfer was I switched my major from Homeland
Security to Sports Administration which Monmouth did not offer which is why I
transferred schools. The recruiting process for college was very challenging and of
course the biggest challenge was marketing yourself just like it is for the professional
level. Also during the recruiting process I always was aggressive about it. I always sent
my highlight film to coaches of all levels and also attended college camps at all levels
because that was the best way to market myself and in the end it paid off.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports
career so far?
My biggest accomplishment in my sports career so far was being a college football
player but now that I already accomplished that my next big accomplishment that I want
to make is playing professional football.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from
the coaching staff?
The biggest thing that I probably learned from all my coaching staffs and it is always
repeated is that “tomorrow is never guaranteed” and also “your next snap may be your
last snap” These two quotes hit me hard and I learn from them because life doesn’t
always go as planned in terms of injuries, problems, the list can go on and on and also
football is a competitive sport with a lot of talent so you never know when you will get
replaced or even replace someone else.
Q: What is/was your biggest challenge and how do/did you manage it?
My biggest challenge was overcoming my shoulder injury. This is because it was
unexpected when it happened and I didn’t know how to react to it. It was my senior year
of college towards the end of my career and I thought that was the end of football for me.
I managed it in the best way possible by staying positive and just working hard in
whatever my coaches, doctors, therapists told me to do. I never doubted what any of
these people said because I believed them to get me back on the right track.
Q: What is your biggest strength or X factor that you bring to a professional team?
My biggest strengths would have to be my knowledge of the game and also my
aggression. Football is a very aggressive sport and I believe I am at that level if not
above the level of aggression to compete on the field with the best of the best. Also they
say 50% of the game is mental so I am confident to say I am already winning 50% of the
game due to my knowledge of the game and understanding the playbook.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
The most influential people in my life have to be my parents.They have always been
there for me and are always helping me out. It is simple to say but if it wasn’t for them I
wouldn’t have this chance to be at this combine living my dream to perform in front of
Q: What are your goals with football? If football does not work out, then what?
My goal with football is simple and that is to keep playing the game until someone says I
can’t play anymore and I think that won’t even do it. If continuing my career does not
work out I still will not step away from the game. My future job one day is to coach
college or even professional football which is why I switched my major because a sports
management degree helps with being a coach.
Q: How did you prepare for the National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations?
I prepared for this combine by training 6 days a week for 3 months at a training facility
called Parabolic. The training consisted of positional drills, testing drills, and also
conditioning and strength building along with therapy as well to help with recovery. My
expectations is to display to professional scouts what I have been doing and working on
for the past 3 months and to show them my best athletic ability and why I belong to their
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
My ultimate achievement is simple and that is to one day play and be in uniform for an
NFL team no matter what my role is to that team because I will give it my all for whatever
they ask from me.
Q: If you have to compare yourself to a current pro player, who would it be and why?
One player I would compare myself to is linebacker Sean Lee and a lot of other people say this as well so I am not the only one. I say this because I have the same aggression
and knowledge that Sean Lee has. I also have the same player maker ability that he has
as well. If a coach needs someone to make a play on a big down that coach knows he
can count on me to make the play. I also am a class act guy like Sean Lee as well. Like
Sean Lee I stay out of trouble, I support the community and fans, I have a love for the
game, everything that a professional should be I believe I have.