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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Christian Jefferson, DB, University of Arkansas at Monticello

University of Arkansas at Monticello defensive back Christian Jefferson had a huge game yesterday against NWOSU.
  • Name: Christian Jefferson 
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 198
  • Position: FS/SS
  • College: The University of Arkansas at Monticello 
  • Twitter: @ceejayy999

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

• I’m from El Dorado, Arkansas. What I love the most about my town is the southern hospitality and the family atmosphere.

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

• Practice, Film Study, Strength and Conditioning. I feel like they’re all important to your success but you have to practice it in order to execute it on game day. 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I worry about not being successful only because I want it so bad. 

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

• I didn’t make a basketball team that I tried out for. I overcame that by working to get better and eventually got picked up by the team and became a starter.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• On the field probably my ability to cover, but off the field the way that I carry myself.

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

• It would have to be my former teammate that I had to go against every day in practice: Jalen Tolliver. 

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

• I would be coaching football. 

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?

• I would save my family member because I know I could count on them to save me. Not sure about the stranger. 

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

• Will Smith in Bad Boys 2

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

• Not knowing if I would be able to play football again . Had no offers at the end of my high school senior season. I overcame it by not losing faith. 

What is your most embarrassing moment? 

  • My most embarrassing moment would probably be missing a fast break lay up in high school . 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• So far, beating SAU on a final kick to send us to our first post season game in 25 years.

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Out the Mud by Lil Baby & Future

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

• Being a student of the game. 

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

• My grandpa, L.C. “Slim” Green, so he could watch me play 1 game. 

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

• CJ’s Boom Boom Room 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Dak Prescott. a.k.a. Baby Goat 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respected because not everyone is going to like you. 

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

• Kareem Hunt. He was doing well and he messed himself up off the field . He’s working to get back now. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Hate to lose.

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

•My dad. He always drives me to be better and not get complacent even when I was young and had just started playing football. 

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