Justin G. Prostinak | Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater | WR/RB
Twitter: @Justinprostinak | Instagram: @Nolimitjp__
Q: Tell us about your college (or pro) career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you choose (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)?
A: My college career is full of great memories. I transferred to University of Whitewater- Wisconsin in 2016. I reached out to the coaches and they saw my potential. I went to campus on a visit, coaches are transparent, made the process very easy. It was a smooth transition to prepare for training camp. I chose University of Wisconsin- Whitewater because they pride themselves the fundamentals of the game, they are a program that gives you the keys to success on the field, in the classroom and post graduating.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: I hope to motivate those based off my work ethic. I hope that not only did I influence my younger teammates, older teammates, but coaches as well. If I have done that then I have accomplished a lot.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)?
A: To know your “Why”
Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?
A: I continued to train while working 2 Jobs during the pandemic. It impacted me to be mentally, physically, and spiritually stronger.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: Bachelor’s in Science Education- Health Promotion minor. I don’t think of it as “ If football doesn’t work out” There are multiple goals outside of playing the game I hope to achieve. I have multiple goals related and non-related to playing football I hope to achieve. Playing football is one of many. I would like to start my own camps and training sessions for youth to collegiate athletes to train off season.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: “My Boyyy! keep working hard, that speed kills”
I hope to impact all one day and motivate our society to achieve their goals and pursue their passions. One of my goals is to also start a nonprofit organization to help youth mental wellness. I want to be a voice for my community or wherever city I play in and give back to the youth.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: 67-yard punt return for a touchdown of a 2nd round playoff game. This play because it was the end of the first half giving our team momentum going into halftime for the second half.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: My biggest challenge has been during the pandemic working two, 40-hour jobs and continuing to train. I was not at a balance in life, nor happy. I had to reprioritize my time, meditate, pray, and stay focus on the everything I want to achieve.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: Few guys games I admire would be of Alvin Kamara, Tyreek Hill, Julian Edelman, Aaron Jones and Justin Jefferson. They work hard, passionate about the game and perfect the way they play.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My Grit. I am going to give 100% day in and day out. I need to win.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community? A: Yes, I am youth mentor at my church. In addition, I help set up and assist a food pantry that distributes food in my community (Milwaukee, WI). In addition, I also help mentor youth with autism.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: A disciplined nutrition and training regimen. Be the best.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: Get signed, become a veteran in the game.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: I enjoy reading or starting a new show series. Mostly, spend time with family and friends.
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A: I hope to impact all one day and motivate our society to achieve their goals and pursue their passions. One of my goals is to also start a nonprofit organization to help youth mental wellness. I want to be a voice for my community or wherever city I play in and give back to the youth.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My Mother. My parents are my biggest motivation.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: I love to cook.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: NFL/XFL Player