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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Colinje Wilridge, RB, Mid-America Nazarene University

Colinje Wilridge the standout running back from Mid-America Nazarene University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Colinje Wilridge the standout running back from Mid-America Nazarene University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Colinje Wilridge        
  • Position: RB/Slot Receiver/KR/PR
  • College: Mid-America Nazarene University
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 207lbs.
  • Twitter: @colinje2
  • Instagram: @colinjewilridge1

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft?

  • What makes me a top prospect, is my ability to be an all around back, that can also play slot receiver also, that gives me the ability to take advantage of linebackers, I scan the field like I’m a quarterback, with great vision, and balance. I also play Kick Return, and Punt Return to show my speed and talent even more

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
  • 8 years old

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

  • Although I’m a great athlete, I’m also a great leader. I build bonds with the whole team, and show that I have my brothers back. I also finished my senior season with 1st Team All Conference Running Back, and 1st Team All Conference Athlete

What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • You’re only in competition with yourself, be a better man than you were yesterday.

Who was your childhood hero?

  • Marshall Faulk, and Reggie Bush.

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

  • I would say myself, tearing my knee in junior college, losing D1 schools interest, having to transfer from D1 to NAIA because of eligibility reasons, having to grind even harder, having a strong mindset to put the past behind me, and keep moving forward, having that faith.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Liars

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

  • The hardest moment for me was working my hardest to get to a Division 1 program, and suddenly having to transfer to a NAIA school because of a medical redshirt was never filed, which caused me to loose all eligibility in the NCAA.

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

  • They show so much love, and is willing to help with anything, also the wonderful bonds I’ve built with everyone.

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Smoothies

What is the best part of football?

  • Playing for the love, and the family, building a brotherhood with your teammates, and most of all, scoring touchdowns.

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

  • All I ever needed was a chance, it’s time to show the world what they’ve been missing.

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

  • Marshall Faulk

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

  • Marshall Faulk, Master P, and Dr. Sebi.

Damond Talbot

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