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Hula Bowl Spotlight Interview: Jalen Virgil, WR, Appalachian State | Presented by Wristband Bros.

Jalen Virgil the standout wide receiver for Appalachian State joined Damond Talbot for this Hula Bowl Spotlight. This intervew was sponsored by Wristbands Bros.
  • Name: Jalen Virgil
  • Position: WR/KR
  • College: Appalachian State
  • Height: 6″1
  • Weight: 205
  • Twitter: jayvirg81
  • Instagram: itsvirgg

What are you hoping to show scouts at the 2022 Hula Bowl?

  • Improved skill set at the receiver position, versatility in special teams, and my speed and size-matched up against the great competition

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?
  • Equal Opportunity (For people who are in an unfortunate situation uncontrollably)

Tell our readers one thing that the world may not know about you? (Special Talents)

  • Golfer in the offseason (been golfing since I was 7)

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • There should never be a ceiling to your success.

What is your favorite song to listen to before kickoff? 

  • Baby Birkin By:Gunna

If you were an animal, what animal would you be? 

  • Cheetah 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

  • When I didn’t make an AAU basketball team in 6th grade, I lost all confidence in my athletic ability. Basketball was my favorite sport, but  I just wasn’t good at it. I told my father that I didn’t want to play basketball anymore and that I wanted to try a different sport. A couple of days later, we were driving down the road and saw a sign that said “Jackrabbit Track.” I had always been a little bit faster than kids that were my age, so it made the most sense to try it out. Fast forward 10 years later, and I was a Junior Olympic All-American, State Champion, and second in App State history in the 100-meter dash. This just taught me that adversity is preparation for greatness if you take adversity as a challenge.

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

  • Coradelle Patterson (versatility on offense and in the kicking game) 

Did you have a favorite player or team in the NFL when you were growing up? 

  • Julio Jones (ATL native)

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

  1. Martin Luther King: To ask him about how he stayed stable as a leader when what he was doing wasn’t technically “right” at the time. Also, to tell him how much he has changed the world for the better.
  2. Drake: Favorite Artist since I was in middle school.
  3. Lebron: Best basketball player of all time and gave back to his community in many ways

Damond Talbot

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