Joe Gaiter: Who is Jerome Jones?
Jerome Jones: I am a 6’7 260 lb. Tight End for the University of Toledo. A special Education major, a family man and a hard worker. I believe that dreams don’t come true until you wake up and go get it.
Joe Gaiter: How will you elevate your skills to a NFL level?
Jerome Jones: I believe that my skills are good enough make it as a tight end in the NFL. Although there are a lot of areas I still need to work on and improve.
Joe Gaiter: What will you miss the most about playing at Toledo?
Jerome Jones: The thing I will miss most about playing here are the friendships and bonds that I have built with my teammates and coaches. We are all really a tight group.
Joe Gaiter: Who has been your biggest influence in your football career?
Jerome Jones I would have to say my former teammate Andrew Hawkins who is now a receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. He was one of the hardest workers when he was here. Didn’t get picked up out of college because they said he was too small. He then went on a football reality show 4th and long on spike tv and finished 2nd. Next he was in the CFL for a few years won a couple of grey cups before he finally got signed to the NFL. He just goes to prove that no matter what anyone says if you want something bad enough then you will go get it.
Joe Gaiter: Who in the NFL has your style of play?
Jerome Jones: I would have to say Jimmy Graham. Can run for a big guy and can be a valuable asset in the red zone.
Joe Gaiter: How will you prove yourself on the field?
Jerome Jones: I will work as hard as I can to improve the flaws I have in my game.
Joe Gaiter: What goals do you have for the NFL?
Jerome Jones: My goals are simple. Make a camp and make a team. I feel once I get my foot in the door it will open up opportunities for me to show everyone what I can do.
Joe Gaiter: What is your best accomplishment?
Jerome Jones: Well my number 1 accomplishment is that I will be graduating in May.
Joe Gaiter: What are your biggest strengths on the field?
Jerome Jones: I think that my strength is my size, makes it easier to go up over defenders and makes it hard for defenders to get around me and knock the ball down.
Joe Gaiter: What is the hardest part about playing your position?
Jerome Jones: The hardest part about being a tight end I think is being able to run past a safety and make a catch on one play then be able to come down and block DE’s on run plays.