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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jalon Thigpen, DB, University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff

Jalon Thigpen UAPB
UAPB defensive back Jalon Thigpen recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

• Name: Jalon Thigpen 
• Height: 6’1
• Weight: 190
• Position: DB
• College: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 
• Twitter: @GoLIVE_Jt

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Raising Canes 

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• That I play fast every snap can cover and gone tackle 

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

• Buy my mother her dream house 

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Once I became a player at UAPB the goal was change the team program around we had played our rival GSU and UAPB hasn’t beat them in years and we lost by 2 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My IQ, and my run support is versatile 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• There are a lot of hard workers but I would say Keshawn Williams 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• JT

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

• HEALTH & PHYSICAL ED/LEISURE RECREATION/WELLNESS OPTIONS and if I don’t make I would start a fitness and training business 

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Playing my first division one against @ TCU and being in that live environment 

Check out our recent interview with Paul Reeves another DB at UAPB

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Lil Baby – Humble 

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

• Kevin Hart 

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Green Bay Packers 

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?


What is your biggest fear? 


Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Marlon Humphrey, CB, Baltimore Ravens

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Waking up eating a good breakfast, go to my team meetings, watch some more film, eat a light meal for pre game, and then I watch film on my own while listening to music getting ready to play 

Do you have any hobbies? 

• Playing 7on7 , working out 

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

• Marlon Humphrey 

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

My parents, coaches and some of the teammates I have met in my college journey because they always pushing me for greatness and motivate me to playing at the highest level I can. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• Knowing that I been coming up in the shadows my whole college experience. Knowing all my hard work I have been putting since my football journey started.

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