Donell Paster | Jackson State University | OL
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Jackson State University?
A: I really was found late into the end of the school year and was blessed with a scholarship to attend THEE Jackson State University.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Making Dean’s list during the football season
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Jackson State University?
A: That if you want something you have to work for it and take it.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?
A: Criminal Justice and become U.S. Marshall or state trooper.
Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: That I am very physical, a hard worker that believed in getting some late night workouts in and never shied away from contact.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: Dealing with the loss of my loved ones Grandma in the spring and my high school QB back to back made it hard to want to be in college and I had to really talk with my family and Coaches to get through it?
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: Playing multiple positions except for center in games and practices since my Sophmore year. I am coachable and will do exactly what needs to be done.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My Mom, she has been there for me through all the losses, ups and downs, and even though she really doesn’t know the game of football she gave me some of the best advice ever ask for?
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I am very active with team community service events and love the kids and participated in a few summer kids camps at Jackson State.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what were your expectations?
A: I have 2 trainers working on separate events in the combine. I expect to be smooth in transitions and movement within drills.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: To get a chance with an NFL team and show them along with the world what I can do.