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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Doyin Jibowu, DB, Fort Hays State University

2017 Accolades & Statistics

  • 2017 First Team All-MIAA Football Team.
  • 62 Total Tackles – 7.5 TFL – 5 INTs – 2 FF

What is your name?

  • Adedoyin Jibowu.

Where do you play College Football?

  • Fort Hays State University.

What position do you play?

  • Strong Safety/Nickel Corner.

What is your height/weight?

  • 6’2″ 200 lbs.

Did you play any other sports growing up? If so, what were they?

  • I played lacrosse and ran a bit of track.

Who is the toughest player you have competed against in College?

  • Garrett Fugate (Central Missouri, 2013-2016), Quarterback, Montreal Alouettes.

Are you listening to music before a game? If so, what?

  • I enjoy listening to Drake with a dash of Post Malone.

Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?

  • No.

Who is your role model & why?

  • My mother and father. Without them I wouldn’t be in the United States. Their persistence and determination made it possible for my brother and I to be where we are today. Through them, I have learned the value of respect and hard work.

While in College, what has been your favorite & least favorite class?

  • My favorite class was Business Law because it proved to be challenging but interesting. My least favorite was Freshman Seminar.

Outside of Football, what has been your favorite experience while in College?

  • My favorite experience will be my graduation ceremony. I know it hasn’t happened yet but nothing is going to top that.

Growing up, who was your favorite NFL Team & NFL player, & why?

  • My favorite team was the Denver Broncos mainly because I grew up in Colorado and figured I didn’t have much of a choice. My favorite player was Brian Dawkins because his passion was always unmatched on the field.

If you could be in any movie of your choice, what would it be & what character would you play? 

  • I would be in The Avengers as King T’Challa of course.

If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who are they? 

  • If I could have dinner with three people they would be Jesus, Muhammad, and Abraham.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose & why?

  • I would meet Nelson Mandela because there is a lot of hate in the world right now and he would know how to make a positive impact.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

  • Deadpool, the guy has a pretty good sense of humor.

What is your definition of hard work?

  • My definition of hard work is possessing the will to do whatever is necessary to accomplish a task (within the legal boundaries of course).

What is the most unexpected lesson you learned while in College?

  • The most unexpected lesson learned while in college was the power of a platform.

What is something you wish you could go back & tell yourself as a High School Freshman?

  • Take your summer earnings and invest in that new thing called Snapchat, it will be worth billions one day.

Why do you wear #6?

  • I’m a firm believer that the player makes the jersey so I’ve never selected a jersey number. I’ve always taken whatever I was given.

What is the best part of your hometown, Denver, CO?

  • Definitely the mountains.

Who do you choose, Jordan or LeBron?

  • Jordan nine times out of ten.

Are you a PS4 or Xbox One guy? What games are you playing right now?

  • Xbox, PlayStation controllers are for people with small hands. Fortnite.

What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete?

  • My most memorable moment was beating Northwest Missouri, to win our conference championship.

If you could have three wishes granted, what would they be?

  1. A source of energy that is clean but more effective/renewable than oil and coal.
  2. A cure for cancer.
  3. Three more wishes.

What is your hidden talent?

  • I consider myself a master chef.

If there is a book written about Doyin Jibowu, what is the title?

  • A Series of Fortunate Events.

What are three things on your “Bucket List?”

  1. Visit Dubai.
  2. Navigate a personal underwater submarine (near the coast).
  3. Drive a super car.

Are you binge watching anything on Netflix or Hulu right now?

  • Yes, The 100.

If you had one free hour each day, how would you choose to use it?

  • Reading or exercising.

If you could intercept any NFL QB, past or present, who would it be & why?

  • Tom Brady, he is the GOAT.

What are the goals for 2018, both individually & for the Fort Hays State football team?

  • I usually don’t make my personal goals known until after the season, as for the team it is to win a National Title.

If you could give NFL scouts three words to describe the type of man they are getting in Doyin Jibowu, what would they be?

  • Ethical, loyal, and adaptable.
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