Hello, I am @jrberendzen on Twitter and this is one of my free agent interviews where I ask very deserving free agents questions about the players themselves and about what a team would get in these players. All of these players should get picked up by NFL ,CFL and XFL teams and get a shot at being a career football player. So I hope you all read this interview on Jordan Willis and follow his journey on Twitter @jordan_willis24
1. What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?
Keys to success on the football field are a few things such as knowing your opponent, knowing your assignment, and trusting your teammate, with those things you’re in a great position for success.
2. What is your favorite workout?
I like a lot of workouts introduced to me this offseason but my favorite would be boxing training. Sounds weird to use boxing for training when you’re a football player but boxing builds endurance, stamina, mental toughness.
3. What is your mindset when you are on the football field?
While I’m on the football field I have that killer mindset because when you are on that field why not go your hardest? Never know if it’ll be your last, so I just go out there and dominate.
4. What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?
Beginning of my football career I wasn’t really into it and throughout the years I grew to love the game. As I got older I seen how many doors it opened and how many opportunities it gave me so I would have been a fool not to continue playing.
5. Rank focus, footwork and skill based on what is most important to you as a football player and explain why?
From most important to least I believe it would be focus, skill and then footwork. Focus is the top priority just because going into a game not focused and your mind is elsewhere then that’s puts your opponent ahead of you automatically and you’ve lost in that category. Skill next because you need to have skill to be successful or even effective in today’s game and last would be footwork, I’ve seen a lot of guys dominate the game but when it’s time to work on our feet the footwork hasn’t always been there but footwork is a thing that can always be improved.
6. What sets you apart from other linebackers?
I’m more athletic than most linebackers. I’m able to pass rush, run stop and drop back in pass coverage. I cover a lot of space other than most linebackers. I have a different mindset from other linebackers, going to juco right out of high school and then going NAIA put a huge chip on my shoulder and I just look at things differently and play every down like it’s my last.
7. If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?
If I could hang with any football past or present would have to be Marshawn Lynch. My reason I chose him because no matter his situation he’s always gonna be him and most players get these big contracts and change but he always himself and there’s not a lot like him in this world.
8. What do you hope to achieve as a football player going forward?
The ability to continue to play and improve an organization and change my families life and to show a lot of players that no matter where you go, if you are talented they will find you.
9. What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?
I bring a high tempo type of energy, nothing but positivity because it’s something I love and can easily be taken from me so I feel like I have no choice but to go out there with that type of energy because it can be taken from me in a heartbeat.
10. What would a team get in a player like you?
A team will get a hard worker, quick learner and someone who has a lot of value.
11. What are your favorite moments from your football life?
Think my favorite moment from my football life is my strip sack touchdown I got against Missouri Valley, just that tingle feeling you get while making a play is the best feeling ever.
12. What has been your biggest challenge in life?
My biggest challenge in life is my current situation. Coming from a small school it’s harder to make it on a pro roster so staying patient and really just hoping someone takes that chance on you is my biggest challenge so far.