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GET TO KNOW: Jake Payne, DE, Shenandoah University

untitledNFL 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 Jake Payne the long defensive end from Shenandoah University, and we feel at NFL Draft Diamonds, you will want to know all about him.

AKA: The Payne Train


Grade You Started Football: 6th Grade

High School: Battlefield High school

Position/Positions: Defensive End, Tight End, Guard, and Linebacker

College: Shenandoah University    

Position/Positions: Defensive End, Outside Linebacker, Defensive Tackle, Tight End

Jersey Number: 99

Football Mentor/Inspiration: My cousin Logan Payne who played 5 seasons in the NFL

Favorite Slogan: “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Proudest Football Moment/Memory: Being selected Team Captain as a junior


Favorite Food: Lasagna

Best On-Field Performance: Vs. Guilford this year (2014). 8 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2.5 Tackles for Loss, 4 qb hits, 13 qb hurries.

Football Philosophy: Bend but don’t Break &   Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

Game Superstitions: I refuse to wash my practice or game gloves

What are your Goals/Aspirations for the 2014-2015: Win the Conference, Be selected to the All-American team

Career Goals: ODAC defensive player of the year, All-American

Favorite Football Team: Texans & Redskins

Player You Model Your Game After: Ryan Kerrigan, JJ Watt, Deacon Jones

Who Will Win The Super Bowl: Patriots

Favorite Down Time: MMA training, Basketball, and beating my roommates in Xbox

What Would You Want College Football Fans To Know About You: I do missions work in Guatemala with my Church

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