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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jake Whitenight: TE, Clarion University

Jake Whitenight
Jake Whitenight the big and physical tight end from Clarion University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

• Name: Jake Whitenight
• Height: 6’5″
• Weight: 250
• Position: TE
• College: Clarion 
• Twitter: @jake_whitenight

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• The Sandbar 

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• My effort and technique, I play through the whistle 

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

• I’d take care of my family 

What has been your biggest failure?

• Not being mentally prepared for my first college experience 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My work ethic and passion 

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Tie, RG Jake Lindner and WR Khaliq Muhammad 

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Most people call me by my last name, Whitenight 

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

• Business Management, my dream job is to become a CEO or President of my own company.  

What is your coolest life moment?

• Catching a touch down in the game the week my grandfather Died 

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• Toes by Zac Brown Band 

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

• Ryan Reynolds 

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Who is your favorite football team?

• The Philadelphia Eagles 

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

• Don’t poke the Bear

What is your biggest fear?

• Not living up to my full potential 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• Brandon Brooks 

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

• Physically, I get to the field early, take a couple of laps, throw the ball around, and warm-up. Then I stretch with the trainers. Mentally, I go through our game plan one last time, then I talk to my teammates and try to get everyone relaxed, locked in, and confident.  

Do you have any hobbies?

• Golfing, and Hiking 

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

• Zach Ertz 

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

• My Dad, he has always pushed me to achieve my best and set an excellent standard on how to approach life, and football. 

What motivates you to work hard?

• Making my family proud, honoring my Grandfather and the sacrifices he made for me to play, and improving my game.  

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 [email protected]

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