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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ben LeCompte, K/P, North Dakota State

North Dakota State specialist Ben LeCompte is a special player with a Big LEAGUE leg

North Dakota State specialist Ben LeCompte is a special player with a Big LEAGUE leg

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers.  We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too.  This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character.  We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season.  You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name? 

Ben Lecompte

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10 195 

What is your position?

Punter/Kicker 

Where do you play college football?

North Dakota State University 

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Last year after the national championship game I gave my game cleats to my good buddy Sam who has a disability, he loved it. They are still hanging in his room. 

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Professional Selling 499

Where are you from?

Barrington Hills, IL

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad. He is just the epitome of a great dad to me, husband to my mom, and friend to so many. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, baseball, basketball and soccer. 

Did you play any other positions in football?

Yes in high school, safety, corner and wide out

At your position, what separates you from others?

The ability to kickoff as a punter 

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

My steps, if they are too long that’s not good. My drop, arguably the most important part of a punt. My leg swing, I try and make sure I come up through the ball, not across. Operation time, have to be quick to avoid blocks. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Tyler Lockett from Kansas State. Most dynamic returner I’ve ever seen. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Colton Schmidt, Buffalo Bills. We are both shorter punters from the FCS level. 

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

My mom and dad both being diagnosed with cancer within a 2 year span. Overcame it by believing God had a plan and staying positive. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Not really, just kick till I feel comfortable. 

As a small school football what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Just exposure. But the success of my team and the talent around me has made it easier than I had thought.

What is your biggest strength?

Performance under pressure

What is your biggest weakness?

Touchback on punts. I have been improving with the Aussie kick I have developed this season. 

Ben LeCompte is a very accurate kicker and a solid punter in the FCS

Ben LeCompte is a very accurate kicker and a solid punter in the FCS

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I’m a hard worker who is always trying to improve and I have the ability to punt and kick off.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Chicago Bears and player is Robbie Gould.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King Jr. and Phil Jackson.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Well first I need to make a roster, if I’m fortunate enough to do that then I would take some for spending and a apartment where I play then invest the rest. 

Rapid Answers:

Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

Not much for cartoons 

Backstreet Boys or One Direction?

I like country music 

Lifetime Channel or HGTV?

ESPN

Waffles or Pancakes?

Pancakes

Snakes or Spiders?

Spiders 

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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