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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Glen Cuiellette, QB, Texas Southern University

Glen Cuiellette of Texas Southern recently interviewed with NFL Draft Diamonds (Photo courtesy of Glen Cuiellette)
  • Name: GLEN CUIELLETTE

           •         Height: 6’0

           •         Weight: 225

           •         Position: QB

           •         College: TXSO/TULANE

           •         Twitter: GlenCuiellette

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it? 

My hometown is quiet and is a very solid community to raise a family in. Madisonville/Mandeville area is home because of the history and memories I have stored here. I love how I can come home to visit and still see familiar faces, unlike in a bigger city where people come and go.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

           Practice, Film Study, Strength and Conditioning. Practice is where you go and apply what you watched on film. You can’t replace live reps, which is why its better than film study for me. You can watch someone handle a task, but will not be fully confident to perform until you have experience. Strength and Conditioning is VERY important, but that can always come from having high effort at practice.

What do you worry about, and why?

           I worry that I don’t fulfill my full potential. I always think to myself that maybe what if I was suppose to run more than two miles. I could’ve ran three? Studying two hours was good, but what new info would I have discovered if I went three?

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

My first year starting in college football at Tulane, we ran the spread option. I wasn’t fit for the offense with my drop back nature. I did what I could for the season with a new offensive approach, but was benched the following season (only because they had more suitable teammates for the role than me). Instead of pouting and displaying frustration, I took it as an opportunity to enhance my character and get a head start for my coaching career. The coaches respected and loved my for my unselfish actions and has left a mark with them possibly forever. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

           Leadership and Work Ethic        

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

           Haasan Reddick Temple

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

           I would be coaching my tail off to become the next, but better Nick Saban. 

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?

                      Room, for sure.

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

           Family member. I respect everyone, but I will always save my family. 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

            James Braddock from Cinderella Man. He’s like me, takes on the challenge no matter how daunting it may be and has heart to persevere.  

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

           Biggest life adversity was when I lost my Grandfather who I was close to right before I got into college. It was tough, but I overcame it through time and keeping myself busy with improving.  

What is your most embarrassing moment?

Tripping and falling in the cafeteria my freshmen year in front of a table of genetically gifted advanced females on my first day of classes. 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

           My first collegiate touchdown against ULL

What song best describes your work ethic?

            Eye of the Tiger or We Will Rock You 

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?  Perseverance for sure.     

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

           Steve McNair, he was a phenomenal player that I looked up too.      

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

           Nightshift     

Who is the most overrated player in the NFL? 

           None, because they are somewhere where I’d like to be.         

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

           Respected, because respect goes farther and liking someone is temporary.   

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

           Johnny Manziel, I loved him as a player, so I’m a little biased, but I know what it’s like to feel on top of the world then letting it go to your head. It happened while in High school and I was humbled quickly when I arrived in college.         

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

                      Hate losing with a passion, but I will always handle it professionally

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

           My best friend Sarge and my parents. Sarge came to me in high school and while in my arrogant early years I asked why he stuck with me and said, “because I saw more in you what you saw for yourself.” He also refers me to life changing self-improvement books and we discuss them and he trains me. My parents they’re just my best friends that will love me forever and I will always appreciate them for raising me to have a good head on my shoulders.            

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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