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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Aaron La Deaux, P/K, Minot State University

Aaron La Deaux has a big time leg. The Minot State punter should be nicknamed HT for Hang Time

Aaron La Deaux has a big time leg. The Minot State punter should be nicknamed HT for Hang Time

has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name? 

Aaron La Deaux

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3” 195lbs

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Minot State University, Minot, ND

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

Having the opportunity to engage in community activities with youth outside of sports

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


Where are you from? 

Port Orchard, WA

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother, because she battled a brain tumor and was able to raise two boys and never once complained.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field

Did you play any other positions in football? 


At your position, what separates you from others? 

I have great distance and accuracy

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

Small technique issues. There’s always something you can work on

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Michael Rector

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

Marquette King because he’s always out there having fun just like myself

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

Tearing my ACL, I overcame it by keeping a strong mind and working for a year to make a comeback knowing it would be worth it.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 


What is your biggest strength? 

Having a strong mind

11What is your biggest weakness? 

Gaining weight and keeping it on

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

I not just a punter I am a football player and I’m football smart, and if you signed me you wouldn’t have to worry about the punter position for 15 plus years.

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

Seattle Seahawks

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

Robin Williams, Steve Largent, Bill Belichick

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

A car

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