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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Quentin Gause, LB, Rutgers University

Quentin Gause is a hard hitting linebacker that will be a force in the NFL

Quentin Gause is a hard hitting linebacker that will be a force in the NFL

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?

Quentin Gause

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1/ 235

What is your position?

OLB

Where do you play college football?

Rutgers University

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

I’ve done so many things off the field with giving back. My favorite time was when I was in 10th grade and I spoke to a Pop Warner football team about academics, football, life after football and the their career interest.

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

Planet Earth

Where are you from?

Rochester, NY

Who is your role model, and why?

Father+ Uncle+ Mom because they pushed me and taught me to work hard for your dreams and to never give up.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball (my first love, played 11 years), Track and Field, and Basketball.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Center + DE in Pop Warner, RB and WR in high school,

At your position, what separates you from others?

I prepare better than anyone. My work ethic is second to none, I have a mission that I will complete and I won’t let anyone get in my way of accomplishing my dream.

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

I look for tendencies from different players on the field (Ex. OL movements, RB alignment, WR alignment, QB checks or hand signals.) Offensive coordinator play calling on certain downs. I look for all of it to make sure I’m prepared the best I can be.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ameer Abdullah

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

A mixture of Michael Singletary and Ray Lewis because I play with passion for the game and I love to hit hard and lead my team, be loud and encourage as well. I feel that I have a little bit of both.

Quentin Gause

Quentin is training with Parabolic Performance and Rehab in New Jersey. Brian Martin the Director is a legend in the industry.

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

Overcoming my IEP/Learning disability. Here is an article that explains more: http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2015/11/rutgers_quenting_gause_thriving_on_and_off_field_a.html

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I watch football’s hardest hits videos on Youtube. I pray and I write bible verses on my wrist tape.

What is your biggest strength?

I prepare better than anyone.

What is your biggest weakness?

I’ll let the scouts be the judge of that

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

I pride myself on being the hardest worker in any room and I am always prepared for the challenge at hand. I’m looking to make an impact from day one.

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

Hines Ward/ Steelers

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

Martin Luther King Jr., Jesus, and Toussaint Louverture.

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Nothing

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi? We’ll see…haha
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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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