Name: Diantae Thomas
Profile Link: https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/profile/diantae/
School: Carson Newman University
Q: How did you get started playing football?
A: It s been a family tradition. Started when I was 5 years old.
Q: What separates you from all the other athletes trying to become a professional?
A: I can provide versatility. I can line up at any skill position and produce at a high level.
Q: Tell us about your college choice, career and what the recruiting process was like.
A: My college choice was go to a school that will accept you and love you for who you are as a person. Recruiting was tough, but GOD made a way out of no way. I had taken the JUCO route.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Getting my school paid for and getting a degree.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff?
A: One of the most important things that I have learned is how to handle adversity and how to walk with authority and becoming a man.
Q: What is/was your biggest challenge and how do/did you manage it?
A: My biggest challenge was working on my attitude. I managed it be growing instead of just going.
Q: What is your biggest strength or X factor that you bring to a professional team?
A: I can bring versatility to an NFL team. I am a leader, and I can create a positive impact on others lives around me. I am thankful for the gift. I manage it by walking by faith and staying on the path that GOD have me on.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: Most influential person in my life has been my mom and dad.
Q: What are your goals with football? If football does not work out, then what?
A: My goals with football is to become better get to know people and create a family bond that will last forever. IF football doesn’t work out, I will go to the Air Force, and after several years I will open me a business. Maybe even subcontract with other businesses with the things they need.
Q: How did you prepare for the National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations?
A: I prepared like never. I have created a different aspect to my game that will stun people. I have changed my eating habits and gotten stronger and faster. My expectations for the combine is to do number and remain humble.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement is to make it to the NFL and do more than enough years in the league so that I can take care of my family.
Q: If you have to compare yourself to a current pro player, who would it be and why?
A: LaDainian Tomlinson. His style of running and his physicality. I play exactly like him with everything he does.