Deiter stays busy on the eve of the 2019 NFL Draft

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CURTICE, Ohio (WTVG) - Michael Deiter is just hours away from the biggest days in his life.

So how does he go about keeping his mind busy and distracted from the road ahead?

The reigning Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year started Wednesday by golfing at Eagles Landing with his grandpa and his retired buddies.

There is also time spent outside playing with his sister's dog using a hockey stick and a tennis ball.

And since Deiter is back home - unemployed at the moment - there are still the basic chores of helping his mother unload her car after she returned home from a shopping trip to Costco to prepare for the family's 2019 NFL Draft viewing party.

"Don't drop the pie!," Deanne Deiter yells from inside the house to Michael in the garage.

"I'm not even going to grab it," Michael replies.

The Deiter's hope there will be plenty of time to celebrate with dessert in the coming days after a long process to reach this week.

"If anything, I think it's gotten a little less nerve racking," Deiter said. "Because you know whatever happens, happens. At this point, it is out of my control."

When we last saw Michael Deiter, it was at the start of March for the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The "Underwear Olympics" - as it is sometimes called - seems like it took place months ago.

Ten NFL teams visited Deiter in Madison, Wisc., where he's been busy spending up to five days per week working on his strength and conditioning.

"It's super weird," Deiter said. "I don't have any school, I don't have anything else. I just need to make sure I am in shape and ready to go come next week."

On the eve of the draft, Deiter will go back to his first love to keep his mind at ease - ice hockey and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"This is probably my favorite time of year because I think hockey playoffs are the most entertaining to watch," Deiter said. "The intensity they play with when it comes playoff time it's kind of unreal."



 
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