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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Shayne Gauthier, LB, Laval University (Canada)

Shayne Gauthier from Laval has a high motor and is a fierce competitor.

Shayne Gauthier from Laval has a high motor and is a fierce competitor.

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? 

Shayne Gauthier

What is your Height/Weight? 


What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Laval University Canada

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

Created a football school for young players in primary school 

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


Where are you from? 

A little village in the north of Lac-St-Jean name Sainte-Marguerite-Marie

Who is your role model, and why? 

My parents because they always supporting me and give me the chance to play high level football

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Hockey and Judo

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played RB and KR 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My speed sideline to sideline 

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

Little things that indicate what offensive play the team is running

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Sean Thomas Erlington Rb for Montreal Carabins

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

Paul Posluszny because he’s all over the field and makes a lot of tackles 

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

Leaving my hometown at 14 years old. I had to move 4 hours away from home to play football. I lived with a very good family and they made me feel like I was a part of their family. I played for a very good team. That was the beginning of my passion for football.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Before the home games I join the tailgate fans. I join my parents for breakfast and I’m the last guy to go on the field.

What is your biggest strength? 

My speed 

What is your biggest weakness? 

My size

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

I have a very good football IQ and i love to learn. I like to play against the best players because that helps make me a better football player 

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

I have to say the Ravens and Ray Lewis 

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

My brother and my parents 

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

The first thing I’d do is pay all my bills, including paying my parents back for all the money they have spent for me to play football.

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