2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jeremiah Campbell, OT, Valdosta State
- Name: Jeremiah Campbell
- Position: Offensive Tackle
- College: Valdosta State
- Height: 6”6
- Weight: 340
- Twitter: JeremiahCam80
- Instagram: Shakazulu_77
What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?
I pass the eyeball test. I also have five key characteristics; toughness, Intelligence, work ethic good character on and off the field, and athletic ability
At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
I began playing at 5 years old and I would watch a few of my cousins playing on the tv in college as well as the NFL which gave me the motivation that I could do it.
What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?
I can be depended on. If a challenge is given to me I will attack it 110%.
If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?
After doing research I would donate to organizations for the youth of color. There was a nonprofit organization called Pretty Brown girl that’s something i would donate to because I have a young daughter who will be coming up in this world soon.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Use adversity as an opportunity
Who was your childhood hero?
My father was a pretty good athlete growing up through high school and college. I wanted to be like him.
Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?
Our receiver Victor Talley! He’s a guy who would get extra work in on off days and give it his all on game days.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Lack of boundaries in general
Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?
The hardest moment would’ve been the 2021 preseason my daughter was born. A few days later I had to fly back to Georgia for my season. I only got to see her on FaceTime or google meet after practice. It was best for her to stay in Oregon with a bigger support system.
Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?
Valdosta State was just a place to be. Georgia was somewhere I’d never been, so to have the opportunity to play in “TitleTown” was a blessing. Tiffin University was my first school. It will always hold a special place in my heart they were one of the only schools that gave me an opportunity to continue my career after high school.
What is your favorite snack food?
Sour patch Kids
What is the best part of football?
Training, working together to prepare to play in games and outworking other teams to win. Lastly forming lifelong friendships.
If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?
You can judge this book by its cover I’m here to catch your attention, while reading you’ll see the hard work and dedication.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?
Orlando Brown Jr he’s a pretty big guy who knows how to use his size clear paths and get defenders down and protect his QB
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?
- Serena Williams —- she continuously inspires everyone around the world, whether it’s in sports, the community or the culture. She made it popular for young girls of color to play tennis.
- LeBron James —- One of the greatest athletes in the game. Just to get knowledge and wisdom from him would be key. On different challenges and adversity he had to face growing up from doubters and politics.
- Martin Luther King — Just to hear him speak on his beliefs and things he witnessed during the civil rights. I’d also like to ask him what he thinks of America today.