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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Cam Jefferies, CB, University of Cincinnati

Cam Jefferies is a play maker at corner for the Bearcats. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds Jonathan Joyce

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Cam Jefferies
  • University of Cincinnati
  • CB
  • 5’10”
  • 190lbs.
  • Hometown: Painesville, OH
  • Twitter: @Cjefferies18

2018 Statistics:

  • GP: 13
  • GS: 9
  • Total Tackles: 34
  • TFL: 4.0
  • INT: 1
  • PBU: 11
  • FR: 2
via Harris Highlights (YouTube)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My motivation is to make my family proud and to be the best player that I can be every time I step on the field, and a better player than I was the day before.

What defines success for you?

Success to me is defined strictly by the effort put into it. I set goals and give my absolute everything to achieve them. As long as I stay the course and give my all then I am successful.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

My teammates would say I am a selfless player who would sacrifice anything for the greater good of the team.

via @UCBarstool (Twitter)

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

Never quit, never shortcut myself, never let someone outwork you, keep God first, stay faithful to my family.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

Anthony Miller, Memphis WR.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Tom Brady.

via @PFF_College (Twitter)

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

Cleveland Browns, my hometown team.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

Find the lesson that was learned in every failure to become a better player.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

I pick pieces from different players and use different techniques that fit my size and play style.

via @BearcatsMedia (Twitter)

Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

I would not tell myself anything because everything I have been through has created the man I am today and I would not want to change anything about myself.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

The Eagle OTR.

If your life was a book, what would its title be?

“One Down at a Time.”

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

Nelly – The Champ.

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

If I could sit down and have dinner with anyone in the world I would pick one of my grandmother’s because I never got the opportunity to talk to either of them before they passed away.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

Forty years from now I want to be remembered as a great athlete and a great person. I want to be remembered for using the platform I was given to influence and impact lives, especially the youth.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

You won’t find anyone that will outwork me or be more determined than I am.

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