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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jarred Evans, ATH, University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati former quarterback is an athlete that can play both sides of the ball

University of Cincinnati former quarterback Jarred Evans is an athlete that can play both sides of the ball

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What is your name? 

Jarred Evans

What is your Height/Weight?          

6’1 190lbs

What is your position? 

ATH

Where do you play college football? 

University of Cincinnati

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

I have done plenty of off field mentoring; two that has stood out to me personally is taking care of autistic children throughout the summer, also apart of a Non-profit organization called Snap God. SNPGD is a lifestyle… We strive to motivate young people to live a life rooted in hard work, honesty, loyalty, and determination. We are driven to promote positive energy, encouraging the masses to have a sense of self worth, respect for others, and community consciousness.  http://www.snpgd13.com/home-1/

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

Kinesiology

Where are you from? 

Queens, New York

Who is your role model, and why? 

Eugen Evans, Father, Not only has he sacrificed himself for is children, he has dedicated the rest of his time for me to be come a young educated well respectful male in today’s society.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes, I was 2x Junior Olympic boxing champ, Soccer, Wrestled, Basketball, Baseball.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played QB at the University of Cincinnati

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My Ability to understand the offense, as a former QB, gives me the best advantage over other Corner backs.  If I don’t have a mental edge of the game down, studying film for hours, watching splits, second and third downs, I feel it gives me a better advantage over other in my position.

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

If I don’t have a mental edge of the game down I will not know my assignment so, studying film for hours and hours, watching splits,, watching each wider receivers tendencies, second and third downs,  red zones , I feel it gives me a better advantage over other in my position.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Three wide receivers at my university Mekale Mekay , Johnny Holton and Chris Moore

jarred1If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 

I would compare myself to Deion Sanders mainly because he played both sides of the football and dominated

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

Biggest obstacle I had to face was being young and moving across the United States to pursue my dreams as a NFL player. I went from Towson University in Baltimore to Santa Barbara City College JUCO, Playing for school and housing took a lot out of myself but I stayed focus on the main goal and hat was to get a scholarship to a 4-year university.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Just to pray with others or myself.

What is your biggest strength? 

I’m above the average height and weight of typical corners; I use my size against offensive players to my advantage.

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

I’m committed and dedicated to my career. I will represent you, this organization and the city with respect and honor.

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

I did and still don’t have a favorite team, I just enjoy watching football and certain players.

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

Three people I would choose probably be president Obama and his family,  John F Kennedy, and Plato (Greek philosopher)

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

I will be a house with a lot of land to live on years to come.

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