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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: CJ Thompson, LB, Wilmington College

What is your name?

CJ Thompson

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11” 220

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Wilmington College

Where are you from?

Cincinnati, Oh

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother, this is a woman who continues to work hard every day even if her day is going bad. She is still the support system for so many different people.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Debbie Jacobs, My second grade teacher who believed in me even when other teachers only saw the bad.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

All around sports kid basketball, football, track, baseball a couple years as well.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Joel Heath who is now a member of the Texans

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

PJ Meyer

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

Lil Wayne- The sky is the limit

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

Keanu Neal, I love to come down and be physical and impose my will bit at the same time can drop and cover some as well.

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

The death of my brother and Uncle in 2005, it was hard but the only way to overcome is to carry those memories with you and continue to move forward.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Always have to find my boy big Sterling Clark and give him dap

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Returning a fumble for a TD against John Carroll

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

Volunteering with the youth, as a young man who made plenty of mistakes I view it as a personal responsibility to help those who are going through similar obstacles.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Rams fan through and through

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

Sean Taylor, My Uncle Jr, and my Brother Duke

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