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GET TO KNOW: Hosea Crooms, DT, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

hoseaNFL Draft Diamonds has teamed up with Joseph Muia a very solid up and coming scout, to put together a series for our readers called Get to Know. What this series will do is allow you to be a featured on our site, whether you are a freshman or a senior in college. This is a series to help get players at any school gain exposure.  We always strive to assist players that have the passion to make it to the next level.  So we hope you enjoy our series called GET TO KNOW. Today’s Get to know series will focus on Hosea Crooms the Nose Tackle from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, and we feel at NFL Draft Diamonds, you will want to know all about him.

AKA: Big Tank

Grade You Started Football: 4th grade, but I played with 8th graders because I was too big.

High School: Atlantic High School, Daytona Beach, Fl

Position/Positions: Nose Guard/ Defensive Tackle

College: The Lincoln University of Pa


Jersey Number: 91

Football Mentor/Inspiration: Football mentor Football mentor and Inspiration- My mom

Favorite Slogan: Failure Is Not An Option

Proudest Football Moment/Memory: Winning High School Defensive Lineman of the year

Funniest Football Memory: My mom nearly got kicked out of a game when I sacked a QB on the first play of a rival game.

Favorite Food: Curry Goat

You can check out Hosea Crooms Highlight Film HERE 

Best On-Field Performance: I had 6 solo tackles and a sack last Homecoming game against Virginia State.

Football Philosophy: “You can’t block, what you can’t stop”

Game Superstitions: I wear my Batman tshirt under my pads. I constantly repeat, “I’m Batman!”

Goals/Aspirations for 2014-2015: Make D2 All-American, lead CIAA DLineman in tackles, get a 2015 NFL Combine invitation, get drafted!

Career Goals: Get drafted by an NFL franchise and help win 4 Super Bowls.

Favorite Football Team: Miami Dolphins

Player You Model Your Game After: Vince Wilfork

Who Will Win The Super Bowl: Atlanta Falcons

Favorite Down Time: Watching football with my fiancé and Best friend Terrell and talking to my mom about our future.

What Would You Want College Football Fans To Know About You?

I am a small school DT, but I’m not small by any means. I am a student of the game, and eventually this game will help me provide for my family.

Twitter: @Bigtank91

Make sure you follow Joey on Twitter @Joey435686 and if you want to be considered for our Get To Know series, contact us and lets get you a little more exposure. 


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