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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Kiante Goudeau, DB, Minot State University

Kiante Goudeau of Minot State is a sleeper prospect with great ball skills

2017 Accolades & Statistics

  • 2017 NSIC North Division All-Conference Second Team Defense.
  • 63 Total Tackles – 5.0 TFL – 1.5 Sacks – 5 INTs – 2 FF

What is your name?

  • Kiante Goudeau.

Where do you play College Football?

  • I play football at Minot State University.

What position do you play?

  • I play cornerback/nickel/KR anywhere in the secondary.

What is your height/weight?

  • 5’8” 168LBs.

Did you play any other sports growing up? If so, what were they?

  • I played Basketball and I ran track.

Who is the toughest player you have competed against in College?

  • Josiah Blandin and DeQuan Hampton and these two were on my team no other players I played against stood out.

Are you listening to music before a game? If so, what?

  • I’m listening to nothing but  Mozzy there is no other artist in my pregame lineup.

Do you have any superstitions before a game? If so, what are they?

  • No I don’t have any superstitions.

Who is your role model & why?

  • My Mom and My Pops are my role models and just for being there for me in all trials throughout my life and my sports career. Seeing them get up religiously at 4 am  every day since I was born to go to work to provide for me and my siblings is truly amazing and i’m blessed to have parents liked them.

While in College, what has been your favorite & least favorite class?

  • My least favorite class in college has to be statistics not because the class was hard it was  my teacher was so meticulous about how he wanted the problem done and if it wasn’t done his way it was points marked off even if the answer was correct.

Outside of Football, what has been your favorite experience while in College?

  • Just meeting my core group of friends that I have connections with now and just experiencing extreme snow being that this was my first time living outside of California the snow was quite fun.

Growing up, who was your favorite NFL Team & NFL player, & why?

  • Growing Up my favorite player was LT (LaDainian Tomlinson) because back in the day I had running back dreams. and my favorite team of course was the Chargers but around 9th grade I been a Panther fan and currently a Panthers fan.

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

  • I would be Eddie Murphy (Ray Gibson) in Life because the commentary in the movie was hilarious and it’s my favorite movie.

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

  • Bernie Mac, Darrelle Revis, and Mozzy. I would like to have a dinner with them because first Bernie Mac is my favorite comedian/actor it would be hilarious to sit down with him. Mozzy because he is my favorite artist it would be cool to just kick it with him. And revis because he is my favorite/the best corner ever and I have a million questions about playing corner just picking his brain and learning new things about the position.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose & why?

  • I would probably meet Malcolm X and the reason I chose Malcolm X is because I could relate to a lot of the views he aligned himself and he could speak volumes to me that I need to hear.

Who is your favorite superhero & why?

  • I never liked superhero characters or movies but if I have to choose I would have to go with Spider-Man and I just always liked the movies.

What is your definition of hard work?

  • Relentless effort and constant persistence.

What is the most unexpected lesson you learned while in College?

  • Just going through a coaching change and how to work through and adjust through the switch.

What is something you wish you could go back & tell yourself as a High School Freshman?

  • Just Keep working even if you don’t get what you looking for right away if you grind something is going to come your way just make the best out of what you got.

Why do you wear #13?

  • Because Cliff Harris, if you play DB and you don’t know Cliff Harris when he was at Oregon you should be ashamed. I looked up to him at Oregon, similar play style in that were both ball-hawks.

What is the best part of your hometown, Carson, CA?

  • My hometown is Carson, California and I say the best part about my home town is it’s just a small little city and its great community everyone wants to see one another win.

Who do you choose, Jordan or LeBron?

  • I’d have to go with LeBron.

Are you a PS4 or Xbox One guy? What games are you playing right now?

  • Definitely a PS4 guy and I’m on the Fortnite heavy right now and Madden that’s about it.

What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete?

  • My most memorable moment would have to be just getting my first offer out of JUCO it was a special day.

If you could have three wishes granted, what would they be?

  1. Make to the NFL.
  2. Have my daughter’s future settled and college education paid for.
  3. Pay off my parents college debt.

What is your hidden talent?

  • I don’t have a hidden talent what you see is what your getting.

If there is a book written about Kiante Goudeau, what is the title?

  • “Struggle With Me.”

What are three things on your “Bucket List?”

  1. I want to go skydiving.
  2. Go overseas.
  3. I have to go fishing.

Are you binge watching anything on Netflix or Hulu right now?

  • No nothing right now.

If you had one free hour each day, how would you choose to use it?

  • Just spend more time with my daughter keep building our bond.

If you could intercept any NFL QB, past or present, who would it be & why?

  • Cam Newton for sure and because I would be playing against my favorite team intercepting Cam it wouldn’t get any better than that.

What are the goals for 2018, both individually & for the Minot State football team?

  • I’m going to lead all of D2 in Interceptions, 1st team all league and all american, and as far as the team we are trying to make history and make playoffs or even get us a bowl game.

If you could give NFL scouts three words to describe the type of man they are getting in Kiante Goudeau what would they be?

  1. Hungry.
  2. One of a Kind.
  3. Passionate.
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