Jordon Shippy: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Jordon Shippy
School: Tusculum
Position: RB
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 185

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

I wanted to leave a legacy and get a chance to play in a bowl game in front of scout. I am now 5th in career rushing yards in school history and I had an opportunity to play in the National Bowl game in Dayton Beach. I also have the school single game rushing record.

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

They would tell you the team player I am. I will put my team first because I want to win. They will also tell you about the leadership I bring to the locker room not only by choice of words but by my action as well. They will tell you about my productions on the field and how hard of a working I am when it comes to practice, weight room, and film study.

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

When I watch film I focus on training my eyes and my decision making. I always wanted to see did I read the right person this play, did I make the right cut, did I pick up the right block, did I make the right pre snap decision or ran the right amount of yard during in my route

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

I believe God blessed me with my IQ, mindset, cuts, and decision making. As a prospect, everybody is talented of enough to run and catch the ball but did they take the right steps… pick up the right read… make the right pre snap decision and can recognize the fronts. That’s what I do because I want to win so bad that I study everything that comes with football. I want to make the right decision every single play. I’m determined to be great.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

Everything. I want to be an every down back that they can use me in every play. So I work on my lateral movements, agility, speed, strength, and study more on the game. I also attended a bowl game this off-season to help get my name out there even more.

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

On the field it’s my cuts, speed, catching, running the ball, and also just being a team players. Off the field it’s my leadership. I want to be the person that if my teammates ever need anything then I am here for them. Whatever I got they can have because we are family.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

To the pros, I know you asking what’s so special about me. Well I know I am here for a reason. God gave me this opportunity because he know that football is in my Foundation. If it wasn’t meant to be then he wouldn’t have put me in this wonderful position i am in today. I am ambitious and hungry to be the best football player I can be. I can provide help in anything the team is need of in order to get the overall goal.. a championship. He gave me this talent and he want the world to know about it. I thank the Lord for even giving me a chance to share my story with Pros.