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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: JoJo Tillery, S, Wofford College

JoJo Tillery of Wofford College recently interviewed with NFL Draft Diamonds Owner Damond Talbot. (Photo courtesy of Wofford College)

•           Name:  JoJo Tillery

•           Height:  6’1

•           Weight:  210

•           Position:  Safety

•           College:  Wofford College

•           Twitter:  @TheJoJoTillery

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

• Chattanooga, TN; the scenery and the support that everybody gives to me. Every time I’m home, I hear “the city is behind you”      

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

• film, practice, strength and conditioning; preparation is everything 

What do you worry about, and why?

• Not accomplishing my goals. Can’t settle for less 

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

• Not being an all-american this past season. That only added fuel to the fire on making it to the NFL.     

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My competitive edge

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

• Probably Karel Hamilton 

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

•  Coaching or a musician

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 is everything 

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

• Luke Cage; being bulletproof seems cool 

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

• Adversity comes every day. You just have to stay positive and think of the best outcome of every situation.              

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• I’d say missing a dunk in an AAU game. I missed it so bad it went over the rim and on to another court. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• I can’t point out a particular play, but most memorable game was definite my second career star my freshman year against the hometown school UT-Chattanooga. 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Dedication by Nipsey Hussle 

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

• Determination

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

• Definitely my mom. She died from cancer when I was three years old, so I don’t really know who my mom was. I would literally spend the entire 24 hours just talking and hoping I’m making her proud. 

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

• Dip N Slide

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 

• Baker Mayfield 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• I don’t care who likes me, but I will be respected 

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

• Even though it’s an off-field issue that was brought on-field, Colin Kaepernick. He was an exciting player to see and it is a shame because he’s better than most QBs in the league and nobody will give him a shot.     

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• hate to lose

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

• It would be wrong for me to name only one person. I just want to thank everyone who has supported me along the way.     

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