NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jamar King, DE/DT, University of Alabama
- Jamar King
- University of Alabama
What is your name?
- Jamar King.
Where did you play College Football?
- The University of Alabama.
What position do you play?
What is your height/weight?
- 6’4″ 290lbs.
Did you play any other sports growing up? If so, what were they?
- Basketball, Baseball, Track.
Are you listening to music before a game? If so, what?
- Yes, Drake – God’s Plan.
Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?
Who is your role model & why?
- LeBron James. The way he carries himself on & off the court.
While in College, what has been your favorite & least favorite class?
- Math, least favorite. English, favorite.
Outside of Football, what has been your favorite experience while in College?
- The people I’ve met.
Growing up, who was your favorite NFL Team & NFL player, & why?
- The Detroit Lions. Cameron Wake, just what he went through.
If you could be in any movie of your choice, what would it be & what character would you play?
- Batman movie, Batman.
If you could have dinner with three (3) people, dead or alive, who are they?
- 2Pac, Martin Luther King Jr., Bernie Mac.
If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose & why?
- Martin Luther King Jr., to understand his struggle.
Who is your favorite superhero & why?
- Batman, the master.
What is your definition of hard work?
- Give 110% every time, even when no one is looking.
What is the most unexpected lesson you learned while in College?
- How to deal with situations.
What is something you wish you could go back & tell yourself as a High School Freshman?
- Play football too.
Why do you wear #90?
- Because it’s my favorite number as a DL.
What is the best part of your hometown, Detroit, MI?
- The food & people.
Are you binge watching anything on Netflix or Hulu right now?
- 13th, 7 Seconds, Family Guy.
If you could sack one NFL QB, past or present, who would it be & why?
- Brett Favre.
Your story is fascinating. Not long after you graduated High School, your father underwent triple-bypass heart surgery & could not continue working at his roofing business. Two years later, he was out of work due to back surgery. You put college on hold to get a job at Magna Closures factory just north of Detroit. You worked 10+ hour shifts to help your family for five years. You then went from the Detroit Wolverines semi-pro team to Mendocino Community College (in Ukiah, CA) to having interest from programs like Alabama & Ohio State. How do you think the unconventional path that has led you here has shaped you not only as a football player but also as a man?
- The road I took to get where I am now helped me to better understand Jamar King the person.
What is the best nickname your Bama teammates have given you: Unc, Big Unc or Gramps?
- Big Unc.
If you could give the 32 NFL teams three words to describe the person they are getting in Jamar King, what would they be?
- Hard Working Individual.