NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Steve Casali, LB, UMass
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
My dad is my role model because his work ethic is second to none. He looks out for everyone he cares for and he is a man of his word. He is truly a man’s man.
Who was your favorite teacher?
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Wrestling, Baseball, and Lacrosse
Who was the toughest player you ever faced? Nick Fitzgerald
Who is the most underrated player on your team? Da’Sean Downey
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
Thief by Ookay
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Bobby Wagner due to both of us being the same size and how much intensity he plays with for each snap
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
My first semester at Umass was the toughest time period of my life. I got injured and sick within a week of each other, and a close friend of mine passed away before that. It was difficult but it made me tougher mentally and physically.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
Logan Laurent kicking the game-winning field goal against App. State.
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
Volunteer at a Special Olympics basketball tournament.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up? Pittsburgh Steelers
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Connor McGregor, Ray Lewis, and Michael Jordan