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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Joshua Caldwell, RB, Northwest Missouri State

Joshua Caldwell is a solid back who recently transferred from Missouri Western

What is your name?

Joshua Caldwell

What is your Height/Weight

5’11” 225

What is your position? 

Running Back

Where do you play college football? 

Northwest Missouri State University

Where are you from? 

Kansas City, Missouri

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model is my mother because no matter what we go through as a family, she always find a way to make ends meet and never makes excuses. 

Who was your favorite teacher?

Brian Glenski (Lee’s Summit North High School)

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Collin Bevins (NWMS) or Nathan Shepherd (FHSU)

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Alec Tatum, WR

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

Husker prayer (University of Nebraska)

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

Arian Foster because he is a one-cut explosive play maker with great vision who can catch the ball well out of the backfield and is a reliable pass blocker. 

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

Transfer from Missouri Western State University. I overcame the obstacle because my teammates at Northwest Missouri State accepted me in to the Bearcat family the first day I reported on campus which made the transition easy for me. 

This photo was taken by Rhett Eisenberg of St. Joseph News-Press of Joshua Caldwell

$Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Yes, I workout the morning of the game and always pray in the endzone after running out the tunnel. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Scoring my first touchdown my freshman year against Central Oklahoma

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

I had the opportunity to help out with the PASS program as a peer mentor at Missouri Western. I helped mentor first time freshmen who finished their first semester of college with a GPA lower then a 2.0.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

Pittsburgh Steelers!

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

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  2. Barack Obama
  3. Cam Newton

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