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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jamarius Way, WR, University of South Alabama

South Alabama wide receiver Jamarius Way is a big time play maker who Jonathan Joyce had the pleasure of interviewing

Player Profile:

  • Jamarius Way
  • University of South Alabama
  • WR
  • 6’4″
  • 220lbs.
  • Belle Glade, FL
  • Twitter: @ThrowItUpTo3

2018 Accolades and Statistics

  • 2018 All-Sun Belt Second Team.
  • GP: 12
  • REC: 61
  • REC Yards: 855
  • YPR: 14.02
  • TDs: 8

What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?

Youngboy Never Broke Again, my favorite artist prior to competing just because he brings that savage vibe out an individual when on that gridiron you have no other choice but to be a savage.

How would your teammates describe you as both a player and a person?

My teammates will describe me as a big brother on & off the field. When Im on the field it’s all business and I might get on someone but it’s just to make them better never to down play them. Off the field it’s the same terminology we all kick it and vibe like we are biological brothers.

How do you and your teammates make practice and film study fun?

We make practice fun by bringing a different type of energy to the field than other position groups we always the group who be dancing to every song that in between periods and when it’s 1v1 we always trash talking DB’s to bring that fire out of them. In film sessions we correct mistakes but at the same time make jokes about our wrong doing so we know it’s never personal all business.

When you are studying film, what is your main focus to gain a competitive advantage?

Me personally when I break down film I wanna see what makes the DB trigger and what type of DB I’m facing once I figure out the tendencies I pretty much got you where I want you at so I focus on the small things like how many steps he took in his back paddle, how well do he flip his hips on this route, what type of player is he when the ball is going away from him, do he take plays off ? is he physical? things in that matter.

While at the Collegiate level, who has been the toughest player you have competed against?

I don’t personally have one individual but Georgia Southern defense as a whole had to be the toughest. their secondary is always flying around and making it hard for receivers they bring the best out of you.

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

For my soon to be newborn I’m welcoming on this earth here in a few months.

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?

Blazing speed, if I can run a 4.2 in the matter of 40 yards I will be a mega freak to defenders with the abilities I have now.

What do you value most from your Collegiate experience?

The people I met since I been in college I value them the most because these are people you will forever come in contact with. I have met teammates I treat like brothers and coaches I respect like a father.

Who is your personal hero?

God and my mother them two always made a way for me when nobody else seem like they cared with the grace of prayer and the love from my mom they never let me down or put me in situations I couldn’t get out of.

Tell me something about yourself nobody would know.

I’m afraid of the dark, I can’t sleep with the TV off.

How do you work on yourself?

Practice listening to myself and trust what I was always told.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

If I could have dinner with anyone in the world it would be Antonio Brown just being able to be in the presence of great like himself is an accomplishment nevertheless he’s my favorite athlete in the world I respect the way he overcame adversity from being drafted low from a small school like myself to now being one if not the best receiver to ever do it on this level.

If you could have any superpower, what power would it be and why?

If I can have any super power I would have to go with being able to teleport. I can wherever I want when I want in a matter of seconds.

Who inspired you as a young athlete?

As a young athlete my older brother inspired me he always was being awarded for something in sports and was getting lots of respect for it and I just wanted to land in shoes one day

What are the positive attributes that you bring to a professional football team?

Playmaking, positive energy, team first player, competitiveness and reliability.

Tell me about a time where you overcame a challenge.

I was challenged by my teammates before the Memphis game to bring back that fire they knew I had in me and to let all the preseason awards get out of my head and I step up to the challenge and had a career-high game of 11 catches for 185 yards and a touchdown

What one skill would you like to improve on?

Getting separation in and out of my routes.

What’s your plan for doing so?

Just continuing to perfect my craft day in day out while I’m on this countdown.

If you could catch a TD from any NFL QB, past or present, who would it be and why?

Big Ben. I have always been a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and Ben is a soon to be inducted into the hall of fame but I just like how Ben give his receivers opportunity’s to make plays for him no matter the coverage.

What current/former NFL player do you model your playing style after?

Kelvin Benjamin before all the distractions. Rookie season Kelvin is who I can idol my game behind being able to make plays in tough situations, go up and high point the ball and being a physical dog is what I do.

What is the best part of your hometown; Belle Glade, FL?

Back in like 2006 Friday’s was always the best part of being a commuter going to see players like Bryan Mann, Deonte Thompson, Travis Benjamin, Deondre Holley, Gion Jackson, and Johnnie Dixon play was always exciting as a kid growing up. Also going home now and being able to eat Dixie Fried Chicken is the best it’s something about that white box!

In 15 words or less, give me your pitch to an NFL GM on why you should be a part of their organization.

I’m trying to help bring championships to the organization!

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