Jonathan Tovar: 2021 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Jonathan Tovar
School: Iowa Wesleyan University
Position: C/OL
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 305

Q: In your final collegiate season, what goals did you accomplish this fall or set for this upcoming spring?

This last fall of my collegiate was a challenge, I had a serious injury were my leg needed to be amputated, but lucky that wasn’t the case. I accomplished my goal which was to come back stronger and faster and more agile then I was before, and I expect to be the best in the team and be All-American.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

Player would call me a lone wolf, hard worker, work horse. They always see me working even on the days off. Coaches would see me as a leader and the most dedicated player.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

Every time I watch film, I watch my opponents which are on the line and see the defensive formation, based on how many times they blitz and do stunts. Figure out their favorite move to learn how to beat them.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

I think what separates me from the other pro prospects is my skin, maybe even my size and body language, you know as long as I work hard in what I do. And I can make it, being the best there is.

Q: What is your plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities, especially with the virus limiting pro days/training facilities/etc?

I plan to train even harder than before on my strength and speed, even tho some gyms are closed, I find other ways to do field work at the park. Or even just find a tree stump.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I will bring strong, powerful, determined in the field and intelligence football wise, leadership will be something every one will be hearing from in and off the field.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other professional leagues?

I want to be the NFL, it was my dream as a kid even though it might sound crazy to some people, but I came this far and I’m not giving up my dream until I reach it.