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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Zechariah Thomas, OL, Pittsburg State University

Zechariah Thomas Pittsburg State
Pittsburg State offensive lineman Zechariah Thomas sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot for this Prospect Interview.
  • Name: Zechariah Thomas
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 315
  • Position: Guard/ D-Line for PAT Block
  • College: Pittsburg State University 
  • Twitter: @zachbossedout26 

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

  • Hutchins Barbecue no if and’s or but’s about it 

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

  • My explosiveness off the ball and how I move people 

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

  • I would get my Mom a house that’s always been huge goal of mine 

What has been your biggest failure?

  • When it comes to failure I don’t look at it as if I failed. I look at it as a learning experience to give me the best possible chance to succeed the next time, but I would have to say not to take my ACT or SAT as seriously as I should have. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • How positive and uplifting I am and how no matter how bad situations can get like being down in a game for instance I always try to keep everyone’s head in the game to show we can do whatever long as we do it together. 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • I would have to give that award to my center Anders he’s not the biggest guy in the world but he’ll out work most people 

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Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Yes, it originated as Bug lol but as I got older Everyone calls me Big Zech 

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

  • My degree is in personal Training/ Physical Training with a minor in business management. And my dream job would be to have a personal training business going where I can train college and NFL athletes. 

What is your coolest life moment?

  • I would have to say helping with the birth of my first son just a few days ago it was incredible, and going to Hawaii with me with my love. 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • That’s easy, Charlie, Last name Wilson by Charlie Wilson all the way 

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

  • I would pick Denzel Washington because he’s my favorite actor 

Who is your favorite football team?

  • Green Bay I’m definitely a Aaron Rodgers fan 

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

  • Beware of the Silverback 

What is your biggest fear?

  • Not being able to play football 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

  • Dak Prescott 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

  • After the pregame meal I’ll come back to the locker room and put on my headphones and play my game day playlist. Then I would stay in my locker for a little and meditate to get my mind right. Then I’ll go to the trainers and do a little heat and stretch really good and get loose while retouching on some opponent’s film and some of my plays then me and some of the o-linemen would do a light walkthrough just mainly a lot of mental reps to limit any mistakes as much as possible before we touch the field 

Do you have any hobbies?

  • Fishing and bowling. I like golf as well 

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

  • I would say La’el Collins I really like his hardnose style of play. I’ve been following him ever since he was at LSU. But my all-time favorite lineman would have to be Larry Allen I watch a lot of his film as well he was just a beast I love it 

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

  • The biggest influence on my life would have to be my mom no doubt. She was a single mother raising 3 kids by herself. She’s so strong mentally and physically she’s one of the biggest reasons I do what I do. I just would like to be able to do it for her someday like she’s done it for me my whole life. 

What motivates you to work hard? 

  • My family is what motivates me, they are my WHY. And another huge addition to that is my son I want him to have everything I didn’t or couldn’t so I will make that happen and I won’t let any optical that lines up in front of me stop that from happening. 

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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