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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kamau Dumas, CB, Monmouth University

What is your name?

Kamau Dumas

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9, 185

What is your position?

Cornerback/Return Specialist

Where do you play college football?

Monmouth University

Where are you from?

Morristown, NJ

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother is my role model because she raised my brother and I by herself and has sacrificed a lot for the both of us.

Who was your favorite teacher?

My favorite teacher was my 12th grade African American History teacher Mr. Carmel.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I also ran track growing up.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Toughest player I’ve ever faced was PJ Walker when he played at Elizabeth High school.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

The most underrated player on my team was Agbai Iroha. He was a baller and a great person and teammate

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

Codeine Crazy by Future.

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

Jamal Agnew of the Detroit Lions. We are similar in size, both attended FCS schools, and he is a huge playmaker in the return game which I believe I have the ability to be also.

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

The biggest obstacle of my life I had to overcome was dealing with my brother being incarcerated. He is my best friend and I had to really adjust to him not being around. It was very difficult for my family to cope with also, but has been a huge motivation for me to achieve my goals.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

My pregame rituals usually consist of me just listening to music and getting hype. I also watch highlights from my favorite players and visualize myself making plays.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

The most memorable play of my collegiate career was returning a punt return 89 yards for a touchdown against Holy across. I set the school record for longest punt return and It helped seal the game. I also had a pick six that game.

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

The coolest thing I’ve done off the field for anyone is be a mentor. I was a big brother mentor in high school to a group of 4th graders. Also in college I have done a lot of community service both with my team and my fraternity, Omega Psi Phi.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

My favorite NFL team growing up was the Philadelphia Eagles

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

My Pop-Pop who passed away when I was 5 years old, Jesus, and Martin Luther King Jr.

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