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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jarius Bailey, DB, Western Connecticut State University

Jarius Bailey
Jarius Bailey the fiesty defensive back from Western Connecticut State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Jarius Bailey
  • Position: DB
  • College: Western Connecticut State University 
  • Height: 5′ 10″
  • Weight: 192 lbs
  • Twitter: @Jigs_23

1.What do you hope to accomplish if you make it into the NFL?

 If I make it into the NFL, I hope to provide for my family and repay my parents for all the sacrifices they have made for me. While leaving my mark at that level and setting an example for younger generations.

2.If you could live anywhere in the world where and why?

 If I could live anywhere in the world right now it would be Toronto, Canada. I took a trip out there last winter and it was beautiful and reminded me of a peaceful New York City. 

3.What is your mindset when you are on the football field?

My mindset on the football field is I am the best player on the field and it is up to me to prove it on every play. 

4.How has your experience as a Western Connecticut State University Colonials player been?

My experience playing at WCSU has honestly been the best four years of my life. I learned life lessons on and off the field and played with some of the best football players I have ever played with.  

5.What is your favorite workout? 

My favorite workout is boxing, it is the most challenging on my body physically and mentally. 

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6.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

 Deion Sanders, the swag he played with on the field is like no other and he keeps that same swag with him off the field and in life. 

7.What do you do for fun?

 I’m either training for football or playing video games. 

8.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

I had a close friend growing up who played football and he convinced me to play and ever since then I never looked back. 

9.If your life was a tv show what would you call it and why?

 “Adversity”, I have faced a lot of adversity on and off the field in my life, and that is something I can and will continue to overcome. I work hard so one day I can share my story with others. 

10.What would a team get in a player like you?

 A team would get an athlete and a leader. I’m capable and willing to play any position on the field and go full speed every play. 

11.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

 My biggest challenge in life was overcoming an ACL surgery my senior year of high school and watching college coaches turn their back on me.  

12.What are your favorite moments from your football life?

 My favorite moments in my football life are starting varsity as a freshman in high school and making the postseason with my team last season (2019) to play in my first ever collegiate bowl game. 

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