Name: James Dumas
School: Bowie State
Position: DT/NT
Height:  6’3″
Weight: 302

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

Win a division championship, go All-Conference and impact the culture at BSU in a positive way. Those were my only 3 goals and I accomplished it.

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

They will say I’m a passionate player with a lot of talent and extremely confident. Football is something I love, not just play. I value the process and the connections made through football, I want to soak up all the information I can to be successful.

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

I focus on preparing myself for each situation. We have a saying at Bowie “focus on the little things.” For example my first step and or attack point, if I do those things I know I will be successful. Also, plays that I know I can take a risk and make a game changing play.

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

My passion and toughness. I have this ability to see the play before it happens, it’s just a feeling I get before a play and those are the best plays I’ve made during the season.

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

Take care of the little things and stay healthy, I don’t plan on going anywhere far to train. Just controlling what I can control.

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

A passionate player changes the people around him and the culture of a locker room, if you see a guy who wants to play and is having fun while doing it, it motivates you. My love for the game and desire to be perfect and erase all mistakes will be things I’ll bring to a team.

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

I just need a chance, I’ll take care of the rest.