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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Bobby Jones, LB, Northern Illinois

What is your name?

Bobby Jones

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 1/2 225

What is your position?

ILB/OLB

Where do you play college football?

Northern Illinois University

Where are you from?

Miami, FL

Who is your role model, and why?

My father. He not only coach me through life but also set the example for me to follow and to be even better than him. I have the utmost respect for him!

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mr Bloom from my high school

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and track for less than a year

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ezekiel Elliot

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

WR Andrew Parchment

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

Future- 4 da gang

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

I would definitely say Deion Jones. Fast, instinctive, smart linebacker who is also around the same size as me

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

I would say moving from Miami to Dekalb, Illinois for college. It was much different and was hard to get use to, but I overcame it by going to the work on my craft any free time I had and keeping myself busy

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Before kickoff say a prayer on the field

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Getting a crucial sack against Buffalo this year in the red zone to knock them out of high percentage field goal range, which led to us winning the game

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Help clean up the homes of tornado victims in Illinois my sophomore year

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Atlanta Falcons with Vick

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

My grandfather and Martin Luther King

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