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Exclusive Interview: Kyle Lauletta, QB, University of Richmond

Kyle Lauletta   ___  QB   _____         #5    ___         University of Richmond

Height: 6’3”                      Weight: 215                           Class: RS SR.

Hometown: Exton, PA                               High School: Downingtown East

2017:

-3737 Yds. Passing, 28 TDs, 12 INTs

-Second Team All-American (Phil Steele), Third Team All-American (STATS FCS), Dudley Award Finalist —–CAA Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All-CAA, Team Captain

-Single season record for total offense at Richmond, Fourth player in CAA history with 10,000 career-passing yards.

2016:

-3022 Yds. Passing, 24 TDs, 8 INTs

-CAA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, All-CAA Second Team, Team Captain

2015: 3598 Yds. Passing, 19 TDs, 15 INTs, All-CAA Second Team

2014: Redshirt

2013:

-108 Yds. Passing, 2 TDs, 0 INTs

Did you play any other sports growing up?

  • I played them all when I was little. Football, Basketball Baseball. When I was 11 or 12, I transitioned to Lacrosse. Lacrosse was a big high school sport for me.

Toughest player you faced in College?

  • Yannick Ngakoue, DE Maryland, you could just tell with his athleticism.
  • Will Likely, CB Maryland, broke the Big10 record for return yards against us.
  • Nick DeLuca, LB North Dakota State, always admired watching him on film. He can do it all.

What are you listening to before a game?

  • Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Young Boyz, John Legend.

Pregame rituals?

  • Never feel like I have to get hyped for a game, especially at my position. Just keep my nerves down.

Role model?

  • My older brother Trey. Played QB in High School & at Bucknell. When we moved away from each other, our relationship grew. That is my best friend. If I ever need somebody to talk to, he is my guy. Great example of a guy who always does the right thing.

Favorite/Least class?

  • Marketing Research & Analysis. A lot of data & analytics. Did an internship with my professor from this course. If it were not for football that is the field I would go into. Least favorite, Calculus. No fun, I did not like it because it seems impractical.

Fav NFL Team/Player?

  • Growing up in the Philly suburbs, so I have always rooted for the Philly teams. I was a big Peyton Manning guy. Anytime there is a guy not the most athletic in the World, but is still that good I admire that.

If you could be in a movie of your choice, what would it be & what character would you play?

  • Friday Night Lights, Mike Winchell, I would win State.

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

  • Peyton Manning, LeBron James & Martin Luther King Jr.

Who is your favorite superhero?

  • He is all about helping people & saving the day.

 

Scouting Notes:

-Lighting quick release.

-Ability to make throws to all points of the field.

-“Sneaky” athlete, will get out of a jam with legs.

-Always has eyes down the field.

-Confident.

 

NFL Comp: Jimmy Garoppolo/Matt Moore

Draft Projection: Late 4th-Early 5th Round

 

This report/interview was completed by Jonathan Joyce. Follow him on Twitter!!

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