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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Grant LaPoint-Teate, CB, East Texas Baptist University

Grant LaPoint-Teate Is a versatile playmaker for the ETBU defense who recently took time out of his busy schedule to sit down with us at Draft Diamonds.

•       Name:  Grant LaPoint-Teate
        •       Height: 5’9
        •       Weight: 173
        •       Position: CB
        •       College: East Texas Baptist University
        •       Twitter:@

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?
        • I come from a very small town where football is everything. What I Love most about my city is the support I get from everyone.       

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
        •   Film, Strength and conditioning. I don’t think athletes understand how important the film room is.      

What do you worry about, and why?
        • I worry about Regrets. Because when it’s all over I want to make sure I’ve done everything I could to expose my ability in this game.       
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
        • My support and how I hold them to high expectations day in and day out       

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
        • Reese Childress. He was a Great player      

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 
        • My dream job is to be a Sports Agent         

Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
        • My room because that’s where I have to lay my head every night      

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
        •   I would have to Save my family member. Because that’s Family. (FOE)  

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
        • Denzel Washington because he is the best

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
        • My biggest Adversity in life that I had to Overcome is missing both of my state games my senior year in High school due to injury. If I would have played that would have been two more rings for the city of Orange Texas. I overcame adversity by never quitting and never giving up on myself.   

What is your most embarrassing moment?
        • The Most embarrassing moment has to be when I got Leaped my freshman year against Hardin Simmons.     

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
        • Catching a pick against UMHB my sophomore year rite after adversity hit.      

What song best describes your work ethic?
        • Bag on me “A Boogie”      

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 
        •  Mental toughness. You can only go as far as you allow your mind to go because that’s what controls you.    

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

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 
        •  MOE’S      

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 
        •   Ronnie Harrison      

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?
        • Respected. Because when your respected they know what your capable of. That’s why they respect you.      
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
        • I hate to lose       

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
        • My Mother because she always finds a way. It does not matter what the situation is.     

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

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