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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Marquez Thomas, LB, Albany State

What is your name?

Marquez Thomas

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10 215

What is your position


Where do you play college football?

Albany State University

Where are you from?

Perry Ga

Who is your role model, and why?

Casey Hayward, growing up with someone that always had the passion for the game work hard all the time and never gave up on his dreams. Seeing him in college dominate coming from Perry Ga, I knew one day I wanted to be like him then becoming the best CB in the NFL just a blessing and he will be the best CB for a long time coming.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Angie Birdsong

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Soccer, Baseball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Demarcus Robinson

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Zane Fields

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


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

Denzel Perryman, We both small guys that have a big heart fearless and have an amazing passion for the game.

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

Leaving my family to go all the way to North Dakota to play football and transferring to a junior college Iowa Western being away from my family and not having anyone at my games from my family they had to watch the games online, but it wasn’t the same cause I am used to my mom and grandma being there after the games and telling me how proud they are of me just was so hard that made me become more of a man.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to music and watch a couple plays from the team that we about to play.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

4th down my junior year we were up 29 to 31 miles college was in field goal range the QB was running trying to get out of bounds one of my teammates strip the ball I recovered the fumble game was over.

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

Gave two young men s a pair of cleats that always looked up to me.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

New England Patriots

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

Lebron James, Ray Lewis, Lawrence Taylor.            

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