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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jamar Dorival, OL, Trinity International University


Jamar Dorival of Trinity International University is a big boy with a mean streak

NFL Draft Diamonds has interviewed some of the best small schoolers to make it to the NFL.  Last year our team interviewed over 750 players from NAIA to the FBS.  This year we went to NFL teams scouts for every question on this interview.  Ten NFL scouts who are avid readers of Draft Diamonds put this interview together for our reader’s pleasure.  We hope you enjoy this interview, with another potential NFL draft prospect.

        •       Name: Jamar Dorival
        •       Height: 6ft
        •       Weight: 330lbs
        •       Position: Primary position guard

        •       College: Trinity International University
        •       Twitter: @jamartiunfl

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

  • I’m from Fayetteville North Carolina it is a gritty place that I am thankful I grew up in it prepared me for Life.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
  • Strength and Conditioning would be the first on my list if your body is not prepared you will not make it through a season which hurts your team the most. Film study would go second because of its impact on the course of the game. If I know someone’s moves for every down and situation I can dominate them all four quarters. With out watching film of the opponent you can not practice.
  • Practice is set in place to go over gameplans moves and techniques in live action to simulate how to best beat the opponent without good film study you can not have a good practice.

What do you worry about, and why?

  • I use to worry but I realized everything is in Gods hands and if I set my heart on the things of him I will make it through anything.

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

  • My senior year I was not eligible. I was in danger of losing all of my financial aid because of it. It happened fast and I was not prepared I was on the verge of losing everything I have worked for. While I was making plans to do something else with my life God made a way for me to stay in school redshirt and come back for a fifth year and finish out my college career.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My unselfishness I put others before my self. The team is always first.

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

  • Tyaire Bragg DT Siena Heights University
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
  • I would be a Chaplin, social worker, and or probation officer these would be the careers that would best help me to have a positive affect on young mens life.
Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
  • Car first impressions are everything.
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
  • I would save three strangers my family would not want me to save them they put others before their selfs.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
  • I would be Luke Cage I like how he doesnt seek attention for doing what he is suppose to do.
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
  • I face adversity every day, It does not break me.

What is your most embarrassing moment?
  • My most embarassing moment is when I wore two left cleats to a away game my junior year of college.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

  • My most memorable play was a screen pass that went for 40 yards I destroyed the defender letting the running back break free the whole crowd went crazy after the game I had people I didnt know comming up to me telling me how good of a hit that was.
What song best describes your work ethic?
  • Against us Dee-1
What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?
  • My physicality is what will help me succeed at the next level.
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
  • I would bring back my grandfather my only hope was for him to see how far I come.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
  • Big Daddy’s fish bar club
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?
  • No one is overrated in the NFL only the best of the best are on the roster.
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
  • I rather be respected being liked only gets you so far.
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
  • I feel bad for Jamarcus Russell I hate seeing talented people blow opportunities that many do not receive.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
  • I hate to lose
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
  • My biggest influence on my life haas to be my dad he taught me alot.

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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