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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jeff Ziemba, QB, Shepherd University

Jeff Ziemba is a gunslinger for Shepherd. He can make all the NFL throws

Jeff Ziemba is a gunslinger for Shepherd. He can make all the NFL throws

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Jeff Ziemba

What is your Height/Weight?

6’ 3/ 210 lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Shepherd University

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

The coolest thing I have done was getting the privilege of coaching hundreds of kids from 7th-12th grade at the Manning Passing Academy.

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

Abnormal Psychology

Where are you from?

Newark, DE

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad, because he has taught me many great things throughout my life.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

No, I have always been a quarterback.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I feel as though my accuracy separates me from other quarterbacks.

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

Depth of the DB’s, how well the LB’s play the run compared to the pass, and what coverage or blitz packages they have.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Collin Bevins, Northwest Missouri State

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

Aaron Rodgers because he is very accurate in the packet and he is also mobile when needed to be.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pray with small group of teammates, led by Adam Coles.

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

Being able to adjust to the different game speed.

What is your biggest strength?

Being able to deliver the ball to the right receiver accurately and on time.

What is your biggest weakness?

Not getting to the check down quick enough.

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

I am a leader who takes care of the football and wants the ball in my hands when the game is on the line, and is always ready to win.

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

While growing up I was a huge fan of Brett Favre and the Packers.

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

Three people I would want to eat with would be Achilles, The Rock, and Mike Epps.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

If I were going to buy something it would probably be party supplies for the party I would have with my friends and family at my house.

Rapid Answers:

  • Who will win the Super Bowl? Patriots
  • Whose better Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?
  • Better Running Back Adrian Peterson or Barry Sanders?
  • Better safety Eric Weddle or Ed Reed?
  • Better linebacker Ray Lewis or Luke Kuechly?

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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