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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jordan Brown, WR, Tusculum University

Jordan Brown the speedy wide receiver from Tusculum University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Jordan Brown the speedy wide receiver from Tusculum University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Jordan Brown
  • Position: Slot Receiver/Special Teams specialist 
  • College: Tusculum University
  • Height: 5’6 
  • Weight: 135.8 lbs
  • Twitter: @_JordanBrown
  • Instagram: Jbrownn_1

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft?

Playing in the National Football League has been a dream of mine since around the age of fifteen. If I’m being completely honest I’ve never been considered the “top” guy and I think that is what separates me from the rest. The resilience and dedication I have to prove that I’ve always been talented and just needed a chance and coaches to believe in me to show it will make me one of the top prospects by this time next year for the draft.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I grew up playing football & basketball and originally basketball was my actual first love. But freshman year of high school is when I would say I fell in love with football and it’s been the best decision I ever made. 

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

I have always been overlooked because of my size and I strive my best that way. I play with a huge chip on my shoulder and I’m going to give 110% to whoever takes a chance on me. I have the heart of a lion and I’m also a team player who will do whatever it takes to win, I love playing on all special teams and overall I’m just a great fit and team player. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

It’s honestly hard to choose one cause if I could I would donate to many probably all but if I’m choosing I would say the no kid hungry charity. It breaks my heart to see kids going days without meals and I would do whatever to help organizations and charities of that such out. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The best advice I ever received came from two former receiver coaches of mine and both words of advice I carry with me daily. The first-ever college receivers coach I had once told me that “patience was a virtue” and at the time I never really understood it but now I do. And probably one of my favorite coaches ever once and still does tell me to “control what I can control” 

Who was your childhood hero?

My grandmother was and still is my childhood hero. She was on dialysis growing up as a kid and she’s by far the strongest woman I know. Thank God daily for blessing her with a kidney and healing her body and she’s still around. One day I hope to make her proud. 

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

With this past semester being my first semester here at Tusculum and meeting my new teammates and going through spring ball I  would say that Adrian Robinson is probably the most underrated. Seeing his work ethic firsthand and being a roommate of his and seeing how much he studies the game and still manages to keep great grades I would choose him. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

One of my biggest pet peeves is someone who thinks that something should be given to them without having to work for it. 

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

Keeping faith was probably the hardest moment in my life. My story is different from anyone’s when it comes to football and the journey I’ve been on. I went to probably one of the best high schools in the state of NC when it comes to sports and I was always overlooked and never given a chance. I played JV football in my Junior year of High school which almost made me give up. But I started to pray to God more and more and just use to always ask him to give me a chance to play at the collegiate level. My senior year I was offered by one team and when I graduated high school I signed to play at Union College a NAIA school in Barbourville KY. I’m forever grateful for the chance they gave me without them I wouldn’t be here now. 

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

The team here at Tusculum University is special all the guys want to win and that stands out to me from any other team I’ve been on. The school itself is a very nice campus and so many great people around. 

What is your favorite snack food?

Fruit snacks 

What is the best part of football?

Creating memories with teammates, the little things such as team traveling, the bus rides, pregame meals things like that I’ll remember the most when I’m done playing and all the great guys I have got to share the field with. 

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

A great person that would do whatever to help and amazing work ethic. Have to take a chance on me and really find out that great people usually are the overlooked ones. 

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

Julian Edelman 

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

Jay Z would definitely be one because of the knowledge he has and the people he’s been around and I’m also a huge fan of rap. Barack Obama would be another one I would love to talk to and just ask questions about his journey it’s crazy to think but Barack is the first president I could remember having as the president of the United States at one point. I was only eight years old when he was first elected and then he served again so pretty much my whole childhood he was my president. Would also like to play him in a game of 1on1 I’ve seen videos of him hooping and watched podcasts of people talking bout him playing he’s lefty and so am I. Lastly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr would be the person I would love to talk to because of all he did and really made a way for me and so many other African American people. If I could give him his flowers and thank him in person for everything he did and sacrificed I would. 

Damond Talbot

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