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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jamal Robinson, DB, Albany

What is your name? 

Jamal Robinson

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’9; 175 Pounds

What is your position? 

Defensive Back

Where do you play college football? 

University at Albany State University of New York

Where are you from? 

Mitchellville, Maryland

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Older Brother because of his superior work ethic and desire to reach his dreams.

Who was your favorite teacher?

11th Grade English Teacher and School Principle, Dr. Daniel McMahon

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball and Track

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Stefon Diggs

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Dasean Timmons

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

50 Cent-Many Men

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

Cortland Finnegan because he also is not the biggest corner but he plays scrappy and with unmatched confidence.

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

Trying to get a division 1 scholarship when it seemed like no matter how well I played, everybody just thought I was too short. I overcame it though by continuing to challenge the best receivers and working hard to make sure that I was able to compete with whoever I lined up across.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Pre-game I always watch cartoons the morning off, particularly Scooby-Doo

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

A pass breakup on a slant against University of Buffalo my junior year. It was late into the fourth quarter and a crucial stop late in the game that would ultimately lead to us getting a fumble later that drive and earn our schools first ever FBS victory.

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

Worked with victims of sexual violence at my volunteer work with the Sexual violence advocacy center.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 

The Redskins

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

I would have dinner with my friend Aaron Marshall who passed away. Barack Obama, and Deion Sanders

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