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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jameel Kirkland, WR, Benedictine College

What is your name?

 Jameel Kirkland

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 170

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Benedictine College 

Where are you from?

Washington DC

Who is your role model, and why?

 My Great-grandfather because he changed many peoples lives and left an imprint on every person he’s ever encountered. 

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mr. Parker 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Rugby 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Nias Martin 

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

EJ Johnson

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

Dreams and nightmares by Meek Mill

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

Desean Jackson because I can really stretch a field and have good hands

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

The fact that I was having a baby even though I wasn’t mentally or finically ready so I had to grow up fast and go get a job to help provide for my son.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 


What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My corner post route against Grand View college my senior year we were down 14 and everybody had lost faith I told my coach that the corner post would be open because the safety checking me man on keeps jumping out outside 

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

Helped pack and serve lunches to the homeless and less fortunate

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? 


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

My great-grandfather, my grandfather, and my mother.

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