2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: TJ Cole, RB, Ouachita Baptist University
- Name: TJ Cole
- Position: RB
- College: Ouachita Baptist University
- Height: 5’11”
- Weight: 200 lbs
- Twitter: @tjcole28
What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?
My brother honestly because being able to go watch him play was the best memories in my adolescent years.
If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?
Peyton Manning I’m originally from Fort Wayne, IN. So I’ve always been a die hard colts fan.
What teammates go up against you the hardest in practice?
D lineman because the trenches get grimy sometimes for offense and defense.
What sets you apart from other running backs?
Balance and natural footwork & football IQ.
What are your favorite moments from your football life?
Going 16-0 and winning a Texas state championship while being offensive MVP. 2021 JR. Campaign being first team All-American and being a top 10 rusher in the nation.
How do you prepare for games?
Constant film watching while hydrating my body and music plays a big part in my preparation.
What should we know about TJ Cole the person?
I’m a good leader while also being a realist. Ambitious and resilient.
What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?
Soaking up everything moment this season. Overall a national championship run and breaking my previous records.
How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?
By controlling what I’m about to control and everything with handle itself. However, I’m a strong believer that you reap what you sow.
What would a team get in a player like you?
Overall competitor and versatile player that can throw, run, and play special teams.
What is your favorite offensive scheme and why?
Inside zone, by you pressing the line this causes the linebackers to play hesitant while giving you a variety of lanes in the right fronts.
If there was a billboard with 5 of your traits on it which 5 traits would be up there?
Determined, creative, free spirit, passionate, hard working, and calm.