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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Osband Thompson, LB/DB, Tuskegee University

What is your name?

Osband Thompson Jr.

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 210

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Tuskegee University

Where are you from?

Miami, Fl

Who is your role model, and why?

When you can raise 7 children all boys to be exact by yourself, that tells a lot about a woman her patience, attitude to never give up and always strive to make she we’re being the best we can, my mom is my role model and pushes me everyday to be the best I can be.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Sarah Efronson

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track and basketball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Dalvin Cook and Trenton Cannon

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Justice Owens

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

YFN Lucci- Heartless

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

Deone Bucannon, His play style and his size. He’s pretty undersized to be playing Linebacker at least that’s what they say but you can’t tell that with the numbers he put up.

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 had to overcome would probably be being a walk-on at a D2. It may sound crazy but I didn’t realize it until I went to check my student account one day signing up for my classes my freshman year, spring semester. Attitude, Faith,Will and a Purpose. I love football and also love my family, it was nights when I went to sleep wanting to transfer but I had to remember what I was doing this for and besides without football who knows where I’d be.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Make sure I say about 3 prayers.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My freshman year I caught a pick on homecoming and took it back 87 yards.

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

Snatch my grandad pack of cigarettes every time I can lol

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Whatever team Michael Vick was on, that’s my favorite player

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

My grandma, I would ask her to fry me some fish and hush puppies and teach me to make that good sweet tea with the lemon inside lol.

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