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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jaiquis JT Stokes, WR, Wingate University

JT Stokes is a playmaker for Wingate University
  • Name: Jaiquis JT Stokes
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 202
  • Position: Wide Receiver 
  • College: Wingate University 
  • Twitter: J_ocho8

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
•  Football is everything in my hometown. Everyone loves football and it’s a great environment to grow up around some amazing athletes.
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
•  Practice, Film Study, Strength & Conditioning. In my opinion, all three of these are equally important to be successful on game day. Preparation is all about a process and you can’t skip any parts. 
What do you worry about, and why?
•  I worry about making sure my family is taken care of. 
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
•  From high school to my sophomore year of college, my teams had lost 4 championships in a row. I had to find the motivation to continue to work harder than the previous year. I finally became a champion during my junior year in college. 
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
•  My teammates tell me that consistency is my strongest quality. 
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
•  Keshawn Taylor
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 
•  I would be an offensive coordinator 
Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
•  Room
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
•  Family member, I have strong roots and they have done so much for me. I would be wrong to not save my family.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
•  Shannon Sharp
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
•  Being injured and dealing with the death of a family member in the same season. I overcame it with perseverance, a positive attitude, and motivation and care from my family members. 
What is your most embarrassing moment?
•  Being tackled at the one yard line after an 80-yard catch and run in high school 
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
•  My first collegiate touchdown against North Greenville my freshman year.
What song best describes your work ethic?
•  Future – Go Harder
What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 
•  Work ethic and Football Intelligence 
If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?
•  Jesus
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 
•  Stokes Dance Studio
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 
•  Everyone in the NFL is there for a reason.
Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
•  Respected, it’s easy to be liked, but respect is earned.
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
•  Colin Kaepernick, he just wanted his voice to be heard
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 dad, he played professional football and that alone influenced me to dedicate my life to football. 

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