Name: Jamyre Soberanis
School: Western New England
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I had a lot of goals that I wanted to accomplish this season. First as a team, I wanted to win our programs 5th straight conference title and get back to the NCAA playoffs, we were able to do that. My individual goal was to be first team All-Conference at running back, I was able to accomplish this as well. I also wanted to help lead my team by example and to show the young guys on the team to do things the right way.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
The type of player that I think my coaches and teammates would say I am is that I am a total team player and that I always put the team first before myself. I think they would also say that I always work hard in everything I do.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When I study film, I first look at what the defense does well. I watch their defense by sections. So I watch their D-Line, then the linebackers & then the secondary. I also look for tendencies for example, I’ll watch how the D-Line looks when they are about to stunt a certain way. Or how the linebackers look when they are blitzing. I then look at how we would run our plays against the defense to beat them and where I can anticipate where I need to run the ball or help block people.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
Something that separates me from other pro prospects at my position is that I can catch the football effectively. Freshman year at WNE, I played slot receiver. Sophomore year, I moved to running back, so I always could catch the football. I could catch out the backfield and you can put me in the slot to run routes against linebackers which is a serious mismatch. Something that also stands out is my IQ of the game. Knowing the game of football well helps me anticipate things on the field. This helps me put myself in a better position to make that big play.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My offseason plan to train & prepare for professional opportunities is to continue to work with my amazing strength & conditioning coach at WNE.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
There are a lot strengths and abilities that I will bring to a team that will stand out on and off the field. On the field, I will always work hard in everything I do to be great and to help my team win. I will also push my teammates to do the same, whether we are running sprints at practice or lifting to get stronger in the weight room. I will also support my teammates and coaches through all of the ups and downs that will take place during the season & offseason, off the field.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
My final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues is that first I am a great young man who plays for God, his teammates and his coaches. I will always do what is best for the team over myself. I will always work hard in everything I do. I love the game of football and I love to compete against the best.