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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Donovan Olumba, DB, Portland State

What is your name?

Donovan Olumba

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 195

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Portland State

Where are you from?

Tucson, AZ

Who is your role model, and why?

Mom, she has always been supportive of my dreams. She has always been a strong role model in my life

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mrs. Markham

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and baseball when I️ was in elementary school

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Cameron Denson

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

John Jackson

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

Get Up – Kodak Black

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

Richard Sherman because of my combination of height/length. Press man and zone coverage are my strengths.

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

Not making the varsity team junior year, not letting it get me upset and kept on working on my game to improve my skills.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Say the prayer of protection for myself, my loved ones, and teammates before the game

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Deep pass knockdown against BYU bc it was the first game I’ve ever played on ESPN and in front of 50k people

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Being able to volunteer for my old youth football team the Tucson Falcons every time I️ get a chance to go back home.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Philadelphia Eagles because of Donovan McNabb and Seattle Seahawks because of Shaun Alexander

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

Kanye West, Darrelle Revis, and Steph Curry

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