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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jamie Harry, CB, University of Ottawa

Jamie Harry of Ottawa is a playmaker, who recently interviewed with NFL Draft Diamonds
  • Name: Jamie Harry

       • Height: 6’2

       • Weight: 212

       • Position: Cornerback

       • College: University of Ottawa       

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

       • Film Study,Practice, strength conditioning

  • I believe that in order to succeed on the field you need to know beforehand who your opponent is and what kind of errors you and your opponent have committed. That way you can move on knowing what you need to work on to win the game. Secondly, knowing your game plan inside and out and being confident in your technique ,I believe comes through practice. Thirdly, it is going to be strength. Strength is third because there is more to football than just strength. Lastly, conditioning which i believe that if you have a good tempo in your practice, extra work on conditioning is not needed to be successful on the field.

What do you worry about, and why?

  • I worry about my family because they have sacrificed so much for me. If it wasn’t for the time, effort and money they have sacrificed for me, they wouldn’t be in the position that they are in now.

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

  • I failed one of my school years and that prevented me from advancing my football development to the next level. And so,I reacted by accepting the situation that I was in and I then tried to find another way to get to where I wanted to be.

What do your teammates say is your best quality

  • Im loyal to them

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

  • Kurleigh Gittens, Laurier University

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

  • I would become a firefighter    

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

  • Desk

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

  • One family member because whenever a family member of mine needs my help, I will always do what I can to help them.

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

  • Phil Miller from The last man on earth, because he made made being in his situation look really fun.

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

  • keeping up with school and i’ve dealt with it by asking for help and by constantly using strategies to help keep up.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

  • Missing an easy pick 6 in front of a home crowd.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

  • First interception returned for a touchdown ( against Western University of Ontario)

What song best describes your work ethic?

       •Forever,-Drake ft Kanye West, Lil Wayne

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

       • Being a fast learner

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

       • Loic Kayembe, a friend and teammate of mine who past away recently. He is a dear friend of mine who is deeply missed and me transitioning onto another step in my life, I could really use some of his advice.

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

       • Social Time

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?

       • If they made it to the NFL they can’t be overrated in my opinion.

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

       • Respected, to be liked is on surface level but to be respected means that to be accepted for who you are.

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

       • One of my high school friends couldn’t continue with playing football because he did not have the grades and eventually had to make a decision between the two.

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

       • Love to win.

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

       • My mother, she has gone through so much but she even against all odds she still succeeds.

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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