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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jo Jackson, DB, Florida Tech

What is your name?

Joseph “Jo” N. Jackson

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 183

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Florida Tech

Where are you from?

Sterling, Va

Who is your role model, and why?

Lebron James. Because he beat adversity in every way, became the best athlete in the world and did it all without getting in trouble. Created a family and has never done wrong by them while continuing to be the best

Who was your favorite teacher?

Dr. Harvey, Florida Tech. Never lacked energy, no matter what time of the day it was. He’s even energetic when he’s feeling sick.

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Who was the toughest player you ever faced?


Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Trent Chmelik

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

Demolition Pt. 1& 2 Lil’ Wayne

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

Janoris Jenkins; why, because we’re similar in size and play the game with a similar swagger. He’s very technically sound and comes to play every week no matter who he’s up against.

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

Losing my eligibility and I kept the faith. I learned to control the controllable and continued to do my part and let the other pieces fall into place.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I walked the field alone with music, play my game day playlist and create fun out of the situation. Before leaving the locker room for the last time I say my prayers then its go time.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Getting an interception to win the game. Its the last game of the season, we’re up a few points and they’re driving to win the game. They get within the red zone with momentum as if they are about to score. QB runs a similar play, I pick the post off to end the game. With the rough season we were having, it made it that much more special.

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

The coolest thing I’ve done for somebody else was simply just teaching them how to change their tire on their vehicle. Nothing special but they were never taught and they have little brothers that’s also going to need to know so now they are able to teach them.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

I’ve always been a Redskins fan but for awhile I was cheering for the Colts because I was a huge Bob Sanders fan. But eventually, I made my way back home to the skins

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

Diddy, Lebron, and Obama

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