NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jordan Thomas, WR, Texas A&M Kingsville
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Texas A&M Kingsville University
Where are you from?
San Antonio, Texas
Who is your role model, and why?
My role model would have to be my father he is everything I inspire to be when I am older from all his hard work and dedication to him being the great father that he is to my brothers and I and husband to my stepmom.
Who was your favorite teacher?
My favorite teacher would have to be Dr. McClendon I had him several times in college and he is a great instructor very helpful and understanding.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Growing up I played baseball, basketball and soccer
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
The toughest player I would say I ever had to face was Ronald Fields a Corner from Texas A&M Commerce my freshman year. He was a great competitor and we were just going at it all game back and forth but i learned a lot from that game that helped develop me as a player
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
The most underrated player on my team is our senior center Ralph Rubalcaba he is undersized for that position but that does not stop him from giving his all and playing his heart out and dominating the guy in front of him every week he is one of the most selfless people i know and I am glad to have had him as a teammate.
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
If i had to choose one song to listen to before the biggest game of my life it would probably have to be Phenomenal by Eminem
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
DeSean Jackson is easily who i would compare myself too in the NFL. I pick DeSean Jackson because we have around the same body type and style of play i actual watch him a lot to try and pick up somethings i could use to help my game
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
One of the biggest obstacles in life that I had to overcome dealing with football is just having to prove to coaches and people throughout my whole career that even though I was undersized that I was going to go out and compete and succeed regardless i was not going to let my size slow me down. I overcame this obstacle by just putting my head down and working hard and perfecting my craft an knowing that deep down inside no matter what people say or how i stacked up against someone on paper at the end of the day none of that matters if i go out and play my game I will be successful.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Only pre-game ritual I have is listening to my music to just get ready and in the zone for the game.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
The most memorable play of my collegiate career is the game winning touchdown I had on senior night it was honestly one of the best feelings of my life and a moment i will cherish forever.
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
One of the coolest things off the field I have ever done is when its around Easter we put eggs field with candy all over our field for the kids in the community to come out and have a little Easter egg hunt and just seeing the smiles on their face and how happy they are is a priceless moment
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
My favorite team growing up and too this day is the Tennessee Titans I was a huge Eddie George and Steve McNair fan growing up and one of my favorite players in the NFL right now is Marcus Mariota.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
I would have to choose Jerry Rice, LeBron James and My Grandfather Donald Thomas who passed away