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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: James Coleman, TE, Austin Peay State University

What is your name?

My name is James Coleman

What is your Height/Weight?

I am 6’4 245

What is your position?

I played Tight End

Where do you play college football?

Austin Peay State University

Who is your role model and why?

My role model is my father because of his work ethic and commitment to me and my siblings

Who was your favorite teacher?

My favorite teacher was my high school English teacher and her name is Mrs. Finlon

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball throughout high school. I was a starter and captain.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Noah Spence was one of the toughest players I faced.

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Kyran Moore is the most underrated player.

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

If I had to choose a song it would be Lil Wayne Off Off Off

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

I would compare myself to Eric Ebron because our size and athleticism is very similar

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

One of the biggest obstacles of my life was growing up in a poor community and having to face all adversity not trying to become a statistic like the others around me

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pregame not much of a ritual but I make sure I pray and thank God for every opportunity

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

I still remember my first career touchdown

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

One of the coolest things I have ever done for someone was I paid my grandmothers bills for her

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

My favorite NFL team growing up was the Chicago Bears. I am a die-hard fan that is my hometown

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

If I could have dinner with three people it would be my uncle, Lebron James, and Travis Kelce

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