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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Elijah Thomas, DE, Missouri S&T

What is your name?

Elijah Thomas

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2 270

What is your position?

Defensive end/ Defensive Tackle

Where do you play college football?

Missouri S&T

Where are you from?

Valdosta Georgia

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom and why I chose her because she’s a god loving woman who never quit on anything.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Ms. Robinson (Southeast elementary school)

Did you play any other sports growing up? Basketball

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ronney Stoney (former high school teammate)

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

WR/QB Lamar Wilkes

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

I put on for my city By Young Jeezy

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

I chose Brandon Graham from the Philadelphia Eagles why is because I am a under size defensive lineman who is very versatile and can play either defensive end or defensive Tackle. I can bend the edge and rush the passer and I can also play the 3 technique and become a great run stopper.

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

The biggest obstacle was losing my brother two days before Christmas and how did I overcome that situation I had to pray and ask God to give me the strength to make it because that was my one and only brother.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listening music

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Scoring my first ever touchdown.

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

Helping college student move into the dormitory.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Philadelphia Eagles

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

My brother, My dad and my uncle.

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