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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jacob Isabel, WR, Chapman University

What is your name? 

Jacob Isabel

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’8″ 183Lbs

What is your position? 

Slot/Wide Receiver & Returner 

Where do you play college football? 

Chabot College & Chapman University

Where are you from? 

Pleasanton located in Northern California

Who is your role model, and why? 

My dad is one of the biggest role models in my life. My dad had very major stroke when I was  young and had a tough time adjusting an relearning how to do almost everything but still pulled through to always be there for me. 

Who was your favorite teacher?

Doctor Resurrection at Chapman University who really taught me how to become a great leader both on and off the field. Also Marla Silversmith at Amador Valley my high school helped me to see things differently and really taught me empathy.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played rugby for 4 years in high school

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Zach Ertz

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Shannon (Boogie) Estrin

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

Gucci Gang

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

Steve Smith Senior

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

Taking 2 years after junior college of not playing and steping in and playing

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I drink a Yerba Mate tea

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

In junior College we were playing our rivals and 4th quarter with less than 30 seconds I made a diving and one foot in 4th and forever play to put my team in position to win the game from the 10 yard line.

At Chapman University after taking 2 years off of football the first time I touch the ball I take a 97 yard put return to the house vs one of the top teams in the nation.

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

celebrating with special needs fans on the sideline during high school football games

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

Raiders

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

Grandma, Jerry Rice, and any General Manager  

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