Justin Woolever: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Justin Woolever
School: Finlandia
Position: RB
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 200

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

My final season goal was to help my team win games and possibly the conference Championship. I played three years at Finlandia University and in my final collegiate year we entered the MIAA division III’s oldest conference. I ended my career being the career rushing leader for Finlandia University.

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

My coaches and teammates would say that I’m an extremely hard-working player. That I’m constantly in the weight room and getting better. They would also say that I’m a big motivator and constantly try to motivate and push my teammates.

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

When I study film I look at whether I’m tucking the ball, if I’m getting low enough or making the right cut. I’m also constantly watching other players and learning how I can teach myself new moves. Constantly working on drills and catching as well as increasing my strength and speed.

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

From having a sports trainer and my degree in physical therapy, I’m able to train myself and keep myself healthy.  I’m an old-fashioned type of running back, meaning I’m not afraid to hit somebody. I’ll get first down conversions and I’ll keep moving the ball downfield. Being that “brute-force” running back means staying strong and healthy in the weight room.

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

My offseason plan is keeping a consistent healthy diet and staying consistent to my strengthen speed regiment. Staying consistent by performing mental and physical reps with the football as well as catching. Always staying ready to compete is how I prepare for professional opportunities.

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

My strengths and abilities would have to be that I’m a big leader that likes to motivate others. I lead by example by playing hard and never quitting. I don’t let big obstacles get in my way. I set my mind to something and I’ll go get it, I do what I preach. Physical strengths and abilities would have to definitely be that I’m short which makes me powerful and I’m able to sneak past offensive lines and run people over to pick up the yards.

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

I would have to say that I believe that American football has become all about the numbers and stats sadly. I think I play good old American football, smash mouth football. I’m a player in a that gets yards.. inch by inch to help my TEAM achieve the win. Football is about inches… being a running back is about following your lineman’s blocks and finding that hole. Running with full power through the hole knockin’ through anything that gets in your way, play after play. I believe I’m a well-rounded true running back, I can break a few ankles and bust some faces. I can get conversions and keep the ball moving. Always falling forward… proceeding to succeed.