Name: Antonio Wabanimkee
School: William Jewell
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I wanted to be the best leader I could be. I also wanted to have fun this season. The last couple of seasons I’ve been so caught up in trying to get film and stats that I forgot to have fun. Another goal I set out for myself was to be an All-American. Last goal was to make the All-GLVC team again.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I think my coaches and teammates would say I’m very passionate and that I also play with a chip on my shoulder.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
The first thing I look for is tendencies. I look at what plays they call with down and distance along with formations. The next thing I look for are player giveaways. Sometimes lineman or running backs change their splits and stances for certain plays.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
Versatility. I can adapt to any defensive scheme. If you need an edge rushing LB, I’m that guy. If you need a LB that can blitz like a bat out of hell, I’m that guy. If you need a coverage LB, I’m that guy. I bring physicality, athleticism, and consistent effort to the table.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I want to continue to get bigger and stronger.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Passion, energy, and work ethic.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I am a game changer. Any organization that gives me an opportunity will benefit. The chance you take on me isn’t going to be a hit or miss. You will get a dog! At the end of the day I believe your actions should match your words. Invite me out for a few days, I can show you better then I can tell you.