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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jeremiah Kose, LB, University of Montana

Montana linebacker Jeremiah Kose reminds me of a young Junior Seau

Montana linebacker Jeremiah Kose reminds me of a young Junior Seau, with an amazing motor

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers.  We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too.  This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character.  We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season.  You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

Jeremiah Kose

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 225

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Montana

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Volunteering to help with the Ronald McDonald fundraiser with my teammate Tyrone Holmes here in Missoula. 

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Personality Psychology

Where are you from? 

Oceanside, California

Who is your role model, and why? 

My father because he provided for me and my 4 other siblings our whole lives and continues to help keep our family together, in God and grounded.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played Basketball and baseball growing up.

Did you play any other positions in football?

In high school I played tight end and Fullback in certain situations.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I think what separates me from other linebackers is my effort and my ability to always be around the ball.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for any tendencies I can to get the edge and watch other linebackers and what they would do to beat the block or what I should do differently when I get those plays.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I would said either Vernon Adams personally just because he is so versatile and his ability to make plays with his feet.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Luke Kuechly just because he is always around the ball and smart in his style of play knows when to use power and when to make a move.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

My biggest obstacle I had to overcome in my life was tearing my ACL for the second time during my redshirt sophomore year. What I did to overcome that was just get closer to God and would remind myself what I wanted to do and why I’m here and who I am doing it for. Which is my family.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I actually have a few, one is I call my father and we have a little conversation and say a little prayer before I go to pre game meetings another one is my uncle calls me and leaves me a voice message that I listen to before we walk down for kickoff.

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

What I feel like all of us small school guys will face is if we have the ability to do what we do with the higher rated competition.

jeremiah koseWhat is your biggest strength?

Ability to make plays and always be around the ball

What is your biggest weakness?

What I feel I need to work on is that I tend to stay on blocks to long in stead of shedding the block right away.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

That I am a hard worker and I will do anything to contribute to the team in anyway possible to make us better. 

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Junior Seau was my favorite player growing up because he is from my hometown but also Pisa Tinosamoa who is a one if the best players that went to my high school.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

I would choose Jesus Christ, Tupac, Ray Lewis

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

My parents a new house

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • Madden or Mario?

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