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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jamar King, DE/DT, University of Alabama

What is your name?

  • Jamar King.

Where did you play College Football?

  • The University of Alabama.

What position do you play?

  • DE/DT.

What is your height/weight?

  • 6’4″ 290lbs.

Did you play any other sports growing up? If so, what were they?

  • Basketball, Baseball, Track.

Are you listening to music before a game? If so, what?

  • Yes, Drake – God’s Plan.

Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?

  • No.

Who is your role model & why?

  • LeBron James. The way he carries himself on & off the court.

While in College, what has been your favorite & least favorite class?

  • Math, least favorite. English, favorite.

Outside of Football, what has been your favorite experience while in College?

  • The people I’ve met.

Growing up, who was your favorite NFL Team & NFL player, & why?

If you could be in any movie of your choice, what would it be & what character would you play?

  • Batman movie, Batman.

If you could have dinner with three (3) people, dead or alive, who are they?

  • 2Pac, Martin Luther King Jr., Bernie Mac.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose & why?

  • Martin Luther King Jr., to understand his struggle.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

  • Batman, the master.

What is your definition of hard work?

  • Give 110% every time, even when no one is looking.

What is the most unexpected lesson you learned while in College?

  • How to deal with situations.

What is something you wish you could go back & tell yourself as a High School Freshman?

  • Play football too.

Why do you wear #90?

  • Because it’s my favorite number as a DL.

What is the best part of your hometown, Detroit, MI?

  • The food & people.

Are you binge watching anything on Netflix or Hulu right now?

  • 13th, 7 Seconds, Family Guy.

If you could sack one NFL QB, past or present, who would it be & why?

  • Brett Favre.

Your story is fascinating. Not long after you graduated High School, your father underwent triple-bypass heart surgery & could not continue working at his roofing business. Two years later, he was out of work due to back surgery. You put college on hold to get a job at Magna Closures factory just north of Detroit. You worked 10+ hour shifts to help your family for five years. You then went from the Detroit Wolverines semi-pro team to Mendocino Community College (in Ukiah, CA) to having interest from programs like Alabama & Ohio State. How do you think the unconventional path that has led you here has shaped you not only as a football player but also as a man?

  • The road I took to get where I am now helped me to better understand Jamar King the person.

What is the best nickname your Bama teammates have given you: Unc, Big Unc or Gramps?

  • Big Unc.

If you could give the 32 NFL teams three words to describe the person they are getting in Jamar King, what would they be?

  • Hard Working Individual.
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