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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Andrew Jamiel, WR, Stonehill College

Andrew Jamiel the playmaking WR from Stonehill College Recently sat down with Jimmy Williams of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Andrew Jamiel
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 175
  • Position: WR
  • College: Stonehill College
  • Twitter: @AndrewJamiel

Tell us about your university/college. What was your major/minor? How is campus life?

I am a Communications major, with a Sports, Commerce, and Culture minor. Campus life is great, like anywhere else, it is what you make of it. Stonehill is a smaller school, so therefore it has that close, community feeling. I’m really happy with the decision I made to attend Stonehill 4 years ago.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

I would say my work ethic and dedication to the game. I take football very seriously, and they know that. It’s my passion. I take pride in my game, and hold myself to a very high standard.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?

I’m a playmaker at receiver. I like playing the slot specifically, but I play outside too. I started playing wide receiver in high school, and I’ve worked on my craft and technique ever since. I owe that to my older brother who played Division 1 football at Sacred Heart University. He shed a lot of that knowledge that he learned playing at a high level down on me, and I’m very thankful for that, because when I got to college my freshman year, I was already tuned up and ready to play right away. My role on the team is whatever my coaches need me to do. I can run great routes, get open, catch the ball, and make plays after the catch.

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

Even though we played on the same side of the ball, I would have to say Deonte Harris. I played against him my freshman-junior year when he was at Assumption College, and now he’s an All-Pro selection in his rookie year for the New Orleans Saints. He’s a humble guy and an unbelievable football player.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?

I’ve been impressed with all my teammates over the years, it seems like every player brings a different skillset to the table that helps our team have success. Among them though, my quarterback my freshman/sophomore year was incredible to me. Matt Foltz, from day one was very impressive, and we had a great connection on and off the field. He broke a ton of passing records at Stonehill, and he really was a great player and leader for us. 

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?

Probably Lacrosse. I played lacrosse in high school and was a 2x all-conference selection, as well as the record holder for total goals in a single season at my high school.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?

Of course I’m proud of all the accolades, awards, and success I’ve had in the past, but what I’m most proud of was being named team captain this past year in 2019. To me, that means more than any stats I have. Being voted a captain means I’ve earned the respect of my teammates and coaches, and that is something I can cherish forever. I’ve been extremely lucky to play for Stonehill College for 4 years, and being recognized as one of two captains my senior year meant everything to me, because I care about my teammates, and value what it means to be a good teammate on and off the field. 

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career?

My freshman year, we had a big night game at home on ESPN 3 against New Haven, who was one of the best teams in our league. We were trailing by 3 with about a minute left in the game, and we were on the 20 yard line going in, to hopefully take the lead and win, or kick 3 and try to win in OT. It was 3rd down, and Matt Foltz checked the play at the line. He called a switch vertical concept, so I had a one on one fade route from the slot. I released, turned my head, and Foltz dropped a dime in the back of the end zone where only I could get it. I laid out, fully extended, and made a good catch to win the game. It was my 18th catch of the game, and it was the game winner. Celebrating with my boys in the end zone is a feeling I’ll never forget.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?

The New England Patriots. I’ve lived in Massachusetts my entire life, so that’s my team. They’re also the greatest Dynasty in NFL history and Tom Brady is the best quarterback of all time, no debate. I have a lot of guys I admire that play my position, like Edelman, but I don’t model my game after anyone specifically. I want to be the best version of myself.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?

I listen to a lot of rap and hip-hop. Young Thug and Lil Uzi Vert are some of my favorites amongst a lot of artists I listen too.

What is your favorite comfort food?

Chicken Wings. They have to have a great sauce on them though. The sauce is just as important as the wing to me. If you’re ever on Cape Cod, where I live, you should check out this place called Ardeo, they have unbelievable wings and food.

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?

I’m a big movie guy, I have a lot of favorites, so it’s hard to pin it down to one specifically. My favorite actors however are Mark Wahlberg, Robert Downey Jr. and Adam Sandler.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

In my free time I enjoy beating my suitemates in Madden on Xbox, consistently I might add. Along with that, I value spending quality time with my friends at school, friends from back home, and my family. I also value my faith, thanks to my mom. I go to church every week, and I can honestly say my relationship with God is one of the most important parts of my life.

Who or what motivates you the most? 

My love for the game of Football and the love I have for my teammates and coaches is what drives me everyday. The legacy I leave on the programs I play for is very important to me as well. My dad played at Brown University, and both of my brothers play or played at a high level, so I grew up in a football household, I was born to play this game! My Dad motivates me more than he’ll ever know. He’s been through a lot, and nobody works harder than him day in and day out, so he’s set a great example for me on how to be a great player, and a great man.

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