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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Nate Gilliam, RG, Wake Forest University

Nate Gilliam the hoss up front for Wake Forest University recently sat down with Jonathan Joyce of NFL Draft Diamonds

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Nate Gilliam
  • Wake Forest University
  • RG
  • 6’5”
  • 300lbs.
  • Hometown: Knoxville, TN
  • Twitter: @NathanGiliam_79

2019 Accolades & Statistics:

2019 All-ACC Football Third-Team.

GP: 12

via @WakeFB (Twitter)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

To fulfill my purpose, make my parents proud, and prove people who believed in me right.

What defines success for you?

Success is all about being the best version of yourself.

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

Genuine guy that keeps it real and truly cares about others.

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

I won’t say GD.

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

Brian Burns.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Aaron Donald.

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

Don’t really have one, I like to use them all.

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

Believe everything happens for a reason.

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

Quenton Nelson.

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

Do what you said you are going to do.

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

“Not Everything Is Black and White”.

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

HSM2 – Everyday.

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

Reggie White. I wanted to ask him about all the stories my Pastor tells me about him.

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

A hard-working honest individual that never gave up on himself.

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

I am capable of playing with the very best.

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