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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Trevante Jones, LB, Central Connecticut State University

Trevante Jones
Trevante Jones is one of the most physical linebackers in the FCS. He recenty sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Trevante Jones
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 250
  • Position: OLB
  • College: Central Connecticut State University
  • Twitter: @_Tre5Jones

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• The best restaurant in my opinion is Chinatown on Thayer St.

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• When I break down film, I watch the O-Line and how they handle different moves and I watch their footwork.

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

• If I won the lottery, the first thing that I would do is invest it to make even more money.

What has been your biggest failure? 

• My biggest failure was also a blessing because I came out of high school with no offers which were a failure to me but the blessing was Central opening their doors up to me to play the game I love.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My teammates would say that my best quality is that I lead by example when it comes to on the field, in the weight room, or in the film study room.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Tyshaun James I would say is the hardest working teammate on the team. He goes about practice and the weight room like it’s an actual game and we’re on the last play to win. He gives 110% and even more when you need him to.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• People call me Tre most of the time but I haven’t been given a special nickname.

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

• My degree is in Business more so entrepreneurship so my dream job is to build a gym/recovery center.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Winning my first ever championship was a cool moment for me because the opposing team missed the field goal to win the game and we rushed the field.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• When I see you by Fantasia, if you don’t sing that song during karaoke night then we can’t be friends lol.

Who is your favorite football team? 

• New Orleans Saints

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

• . “Don’t get Comfortable”

What is your biggest fear? 

• Biggest fear is losing the people I love the most and not being able to play the game I love 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

•  I think right now the most underrated player in the league is Oliver Vernon who rushes the edge for the browns. The way he can control the line of scrimmage is something I pride myself in on the field.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• My Game-day routine is pretty simple, in the morning we’ll have team breakfast and then a walkthrough. I play R&B throughout the day before we go out just to calm the mind and relax. Pre-game I take a minute under the goal post to just take at the moment and thank the man above for getting me this opportunity to play the game and then it’s game time after that.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I’m a Video Game fanatic and I also stream it with some good friends of mine in the off-season.

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

• Alec Ogletree would be someone I would compare myself to.

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

• The biggest influence in my life would have to be my support system, my grandparents, aunt(Tee), and most importantly my mother. They have been through a lot more then they can handle and they pushed through it with the love and support of one another. I am blessed that they have instilled in me the true meaning of love and family

What motivates you to work hard?

• The thing that motivates me the most is knowing what I can become in this game. I know once I reach my potential that I can be dangerous and that’s scary for some offenses. 

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