Name: Jacob Parks
School: Black Hills State University
Position: P/K

Height: 5’10”
Weight: 185

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

Goals that I had set for my last year of collegiate football was to be First Team All-Conference and I was fortunate enough to accomplish my goal that I had set.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

I took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to learn and focus on the new concepts that my new coaches had put it for special teams. I needed to be flexible and able to adapt to their needs.

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

My coaches and teammates would say that I am determined, hardworking, and competitive to when it came to my work ethic. I wanted push my self just as hard as they were working on and off the season.

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

Things that I always watched during film was either plant foot or how my drop was during punt. Looking to see what minor detail I can focus on for the next day and perfect that small detail.

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

The thing that separates me from the other prospects is that I had the ability to play in all weather conditions. I have been able to change my fine details to plan for i.e. wind, rain, and snow. I was fortunate enough to play in a very competitive conference and against some of the best DII schools.

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

My off-season plan is to look at different kicking/punting camps and to compete with other great kickers and punters.

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

The kinds of strengths and abilities that I will bring to a team is grit. Just the determination and competition to be the best that I can be and make it reflect on my brothers. Another ability that I would like to bring is brotherhood. Supporting my brothers through the thick and thin makes our team just bond better. This then carries to the field and during games.

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

My final pitch to any coach that is reading this is just thank you first of all, I am looking for an opportunity to play. I can be adaptable and very pliable to any of your conditions. Thank you again!

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