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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Cannon Thomas, LB, Fort Valley State

What is your name?

Cannon Thomas

What is your Height/Weight?


What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Fort Valley State University

Where are you from?

Miami Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

Ray Lewis because he wasn’t a big name coming out of high school and he still became the greatest linebacker of all time in the NFL

Who was your favorite teacher?

10th grade English teacher Mrs. Derek

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes I played Basketball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Hoderick Lowe running back from Tuskegee university

Who is the most underrated player on your team?


What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life? Meek Mill dreams and nightmares intro

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

Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith because he play with a lot of passion & it shows & he’s a down hill thumper that can also play sideline to sideline.

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

The biggest obstacle I had to overcome is not being in school or football in the year 2015 due to not giving a chance to walk on to a school, & I overcame that by staying positive and focus about the situation even thou things wasn’t going my way that year.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

My pre game rituals is doing 25 push ups & eating start burst before the game

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My most memorable play was 2016 conference championship game against Kentucky state when I force a fumble that gave us a chance to win the game in Over time.

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

The coolest thing I ever did was deliver toys to the less fortunate kids through Brunswick Georgia with my mentor John Williams.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Miami Dolphins

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

A NFL owner of course , Ray Lewis & Jay z

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