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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jamal Tyler, RB, Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State running back Jamal Tyler is a very quick back with amazing vision

Pittsburg State running back Jamal Tyler is a very quick back with amazing vision

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What is your name? 

My name is Jamal Tyler

What is your Height/Weight? 

My height and weight are 5″ 10 and 190lb.

What is your position? 

My position is Running back.

Where do you play college football? 

I play college football for Pitt State University.

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

The coolest thing I’ve did off the field was to play with a bunch of elementary kids during my all star week and watching them play football. They really go hard when people are watching.

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

The hardest college class I ever had to take I would say economics.

Where are you from? 

I’m from Rock Hill , South Carolina. Born in Aiken, SC.

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model I would have to say Jesus Christ. Why? Because he’s a true winner of faith, believing and love

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played basketball growing up and ran track in high school and college.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

In football other positions I played was qb as freshman in HS and safety.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

At my positions what seperates me is my ability to play slot and Return. Also I’m able to bounce an off tackle run and make nothing into something. I have speed 4.3 speed.

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

When breaking film down I look at the linebackers safeties and D-Lineman. I read techniques and check out there alignment and splits. I study the D-line mostly.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I ever faced I would have to say Jadeveon Clowney. You need about three people to block the guy. Seriously

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

I would compare my play to Adrian Peterson. Why because I hit the holes like lightning and bounce in and out of the holes just like AP. He has dangerous cuts just like I do. He runs hard just like I do. He runs to score every time he touches the ball. He’s pretty much my idol on the football. I think I’m more versatile then him though.

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

The biggest obstacle in my life I think was trying to get into a 4 -year school. I over came it I just put my name out there with the help of my JUCO coaches. I put my film out there and my JUCO coach Matt miller got me connected with Pitt State. But I had help from all my coaches. 100%. It took me a year later to find a school for one I needed one more credit to graduate with my associates degree. I had to graduate in order to be eligible for the NCAA. Because I didn’t have any test scores coming out of High School.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

My pregame rituals have changed since High School I think I pretty much just listen to music now and get my mind right. I visualize making the big plays I dream of.

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is my speed and quickness.

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness I would say making sure I score any time I’m in the open field.

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

I’m dedicated, I’m all in and you can trust me to do what right for the organization on the field and off the field. I believe in the system and will give 110% to be the best athlete I can be to help this organization win Football games.

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

Growing up my favorite was Emmitt Smith because he was the best to play Running Back. I always wanted to play like the best no matter what I was doing. I idolized the best and still do.

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

If I could have dinner with three people I would pick the president, Kobe Bryant, and Lil Wayne.

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

The 1st big item I would buy once I’m in the NFL is a house or somewhere to live. 

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