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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Cole Wilber, QB, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Cole Wilber if Wisconsin Whitewater is a gunslinger

            Name: Cole Wilber

            •           Height: 6’3”

            •           Weight: 215

            •           Position: QB

            •           College: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

            •           Twitter: @ColeWilber3

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

            •           Born and raised in Mission Viejo, CA.The thing I love most about my hometown is my entire family lives close in thearea. 

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study,Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

            •           1. Film Study, 2. Practice, and 3. Strengthand Conditioning. Being a Quarterback, you need to study film to see thestrengths and weakness of a defense, and see what you need to improve on.Practice is important because they way you practice is the way you perform in agame. Strength and Conditioning is important to continue to get stronger andfaster but also to last an entire practice or game without getting tired.

What do you worry about, and why?

            •            I wouldn’t say I worry aboutanything, My goal in life is to be healthy and happy. I want spend as much timewith my family as possible.

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did youreact and how did you overcome failure?

            •            One example of me failing was startingthe 2017 season 1-3, I reacted with an unsettled taste in my mouth, I overcameit by helping us win the last 6 games and finishing the 2017 season 7-3, thenheading into a hard off season with my team we won the next 13 games in 2018,and lead the team into the D3 National Semifinals game.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

            •            Accountable

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

            •            DE; Kyle Kilgore, BethelUniversity

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

            •            Police Officer

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?

            •            Room

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers orone family member, which would you choose and why?

            •            Family Member, my family is themost important thing to me, so if I can save them, I would in a heart beat.

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you beand why?

            •            James Bond, because of his coolgadgets.

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealtwith or overcome it?

            •            One of my biggest adversity inlife I had to overcome was getting my D1 scholarship taken awake from me. How Idealt with it and overcame it was going to a D3 school (UW-Whitewater) makingmy name in my schools’ record book, becoming WIAC Offensive Player of the Year.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

            •            Singing Karaoke in front of mycoaches 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

            •            My 26 yard rushing touchdownagainst UW-River Falls

What song best describes your work ethic?

            •           7 Figures – Nate Good 

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical orNon-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

            •            Confident 

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, whowould it be and why?

            •            My Grandpa Ben, to show him oneof my football games.

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

            •            The Wilber Wiggle

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 

            •            Josh Rosen

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

            •            Respected, because respectedwill get you farther in life then being liked.

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do youfeel for the most and why?

            •            I don’t feel bad for anyplayers that had their career derailed for off the field issues because theymade the decisions and should live with their consequences. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

            •            Hate to lose; you learn a lotmore from losing then you do winning.

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

            •           My dad, He is the hardest workingperson I will ever know. He’s been there for my ups and downs. Provides for ourfamily and put all his kids through college.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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