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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Gerald Thomas, WR, Sam Houston State University

Gerald Thomas of Sam Houston State has good hands and is a playmaker

Gerald Thomas of Sam Houston State has good hands and is a playmaker

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?

Gerald Thomas

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10/185

What is your position?

WR/PR/KR

Where do you play college football?

Sam Houston State University

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

On Thanksgiving, gave turkeys to kids and their families at their elementary school.

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

Philosophy: Death & Dying

Where are you from?

I am originally from New Orleans but I went to school in Dallas.

Who is your role model, and why?

My father is my role model because he has always put my mother and I before himself. He is the type of man I want to be as I grow older.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball and track. Finished 3rd in the State of Texas in the 400 meter my senior year. Time was 47.8

Did you play any other positions in football?

I have played running back while also playing receiver growing up

At your position, what separates you from others?

Knowledge of the game. Also, I try to use my speed as an advantage every chance I get

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

I study the corners/safeties and their tendencies. How they are in press vs. off coverage. Their balls skills. Hips

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

There was a cornerback from McNeese State. I do not remember his name but his number was four.

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

Tavon Austin and because of his versatility. He moves around a lot on the field. His receives handoffs, sweeps, and also does return.

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

Becoming a Dad at 17 years old. I was still so young and had to grow up fast. I had to learn to put my daughter before myself. Change my ways.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I do not have pre-game rituals. I just listen to Lil Wayne before every game.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my speed and versatility.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is my height/size for my position.

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

I am not only a good player but I am a better teammate. I will do anything I have too for the better of the team. I am a hard worker and will be dedicated to my organization.

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

My favorite team has always been the New Orleans Saints. My favorite player is Reggie Bush.

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

I would have dinner with Reggie Bush, Lil Wayne, and Chris Paul.

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

If I am blessed enough to play in the NFL, the first big item I would buy is my parents a house of their choosing.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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