Joshua Donaldson | Brockport College | DB
Twitter: @jkd031 | Instagram: @dublion4
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Brockport College?
A: My college career was quite the journey. I bounced around a few colleges before ending up at Brockport due to financial reasons. I was very fortunate to be able to play all over the secondary in many different systems which sharpened my IQ for the game as well as my technique.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A:My biggest accomplishment is that through all of high school and college, I have never given up a man to man passing touchdown. I take pride in being able to lock up any receiver my team needs me to.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Brockport College?
A: At Brockport I learned how to play motor technique. Prior to Brockport I would either play a hard press on the receiver or I would line up off man. Me adding the motor press technique to my tool bag was game changing because I could give bigger wide receivers the illusion of press but really be in motor technique. Just little things like that helped me interrupt the timing between the receiver and qb.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: I am a finance major, and I will be a financial adviser after my football career is over.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: My teammates would tell you how passionate I am about the game of football. They would say I take the game very seriously and I would give my life for my teammates.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: The most memorable play of my career might have been the first game of junior year. I made a game saving tackle at the 1 yard line to help my team secure our first win in program history.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: My biggest challenge with football has been re proving myself at every school I went to for football. I managed by becoming a very quick learner, and I learned how to treat every practice as if it were my last time playing football. That makes me stay sharp and it makes the games a whole lot easier.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A:I would compare myself to Ronnie Lott because I love to hit and I love causing chaos to my opponent. My junior year I made a tackle on a running back and the hit was so hard that the very next play he got the ball and fell straight down and did not come back the rest of the game.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: I am a first class player. I will give maximum effort and I will bring that fire to the defensive side of the ball as well as special teams.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I am a musician at my church, and I offer free drum lessons to children in Baltimore City at my church.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I am working with Coach Mario Knight at Breaking Chains located in Baltimore Maryland. We are working to become explosive, and flexible to maximize my numbers at the combine.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement would be to retire my parents.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: When I am not playing football I watch a lot of film. I also like to play the drums in my free time. I am also a big movie person, I like spending time with friends and family.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A:The most influential people in my life would be both of my parents.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: I am in the process of writing a book, not too many people know about that.