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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: James DeMartini, P, University of Maine

James DeMartini (31) has a big boy leg. He is not afraid to rock you either

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 500 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 our next prospect!!!!

What is your name?

James DeMartini

What is your Height/Weight?

5′ 11″ 215 lbs

What is your position?

Punter

Where do you play college football?

University of Maine

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

Participated in blood drives and bone marrow donation programs. Also participated in little black bear activities with local youth. volunteering at YMCA camp 

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

Math

Where are you from?

Haddon Heights NJ 08035

Who is your role model, and why?

My father, and Michael Jordan

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Wrestling

Did you play any other positions in football?

Wide receiver, safety, and line backer in high school

At your position, what separates you from others?

Performance under pressure. My best 4 college performances were against my teams toughest opponents.

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

Returner and coverage, my own technique

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Gerald Hodges

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

Pat McAfee

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

Having to get from a JUCO to a D1 program

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Always tie my left shoe before my right, Pregame fake radio show with the other K/Ps

What is your biggest strength?

Staying calm under pressure

What is your biggest weakness?

Procrastination

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

Great teammate, make friends easily, focused on the common good

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

Brian Dawkins, Eagles

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

Jesus, my Dad, Matt Taylor

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

Save the money

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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