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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Caleb Evans, QB, University of Louisiana Monroe

Caleb Evans the gunslinger from Louisiana Monroe recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds Jonathan Joyce

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Caleb Evans
  • University of Louisiana Monroe
  • QB
  • 6’2”
  • 210lbs.
  • Hometown: Mansfield, TX
  • Twitter: @caleb_the_king1

2018 Accolades & Statistics:
  • 2018 All-Sun Belt Third Team.
  • GP: 12
  • CMP-ATT: 231-374
  • CMP %: 61.76
  • Passing Yards: 2,869
  • YPC: 12.42
  • TDs: 16
  • Rushing ATT: 140
  • Rushing Yards: 632
  • YPR: 4.51
  • TDs: 10
via @ULM_FB (Twitter)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My motivation is to be the player I can possibly be so I can be the best teammate that I can possibly be.

What defines success for you?

I would say that would be the goals I feel like I accomplished and the things I feel that I achieved throughout my career. If what I accomplish through my career is good to me and the goals that I wanted to reach are met, then it doesn’t matter what any media says or someone says I could have done more of or less of, it’s just something that I feel is successful to me.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

The first thing they would say is that I’m a leader, as well as an easy to get along with the type of guy. They would say I hold myself accountable to things, which makes it easy for me to be able to hold them accountable. Give them a pat on the back when they’re doing good and critique when something is off, consistent in how I am.

via @ULM_FB (Twitter)

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

One of the rules that I will never break is to not enjoy the moment. I like to take in every moment that this football life has to offer especially in college because it’s not guaranteed you will play all four years or make it to the next level. So every day I push myself rather it’s a bad day, a summer workout, practice, or just 7 on 7. I remind myself you never know how many opportunities you have left so enjoy every moment. Which goes into another rule of mine to not halfway do anything. Because if I am taking in every moment and enjoying it, that makes me work whether I’m tired or not.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

I would give that to Derwin James.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Right now I would give it to Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers.

via @ULM_FB (Twitter)

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

I do three random clicks and choose from those three random teams. Why? Well because I’m normally beating guys in Madden, so I try to make it fair by doing random teams.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

Like you said failure is inevitable in life, so my mindset to everything is to control what I can control. Whether that be school, football, or just in life in general. This mindset is best for me because it makes me realize the things I could have fixed to make the outcome better or the things I couldn’t have did anything about and just have to chalk that one up.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

I would say I pull from a lot of quarterbacks to get tips from. For example, I admire Aaron Rodgers’ game for sure, but I would say I really think about my playstyle as a Steve Young and Russell Wilson type.

via KATC (YouTube)

Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

I already tell myself to enjoy every moment, but I guess I would say life goes fast. I look up and I’m already a senior in college. So, I would probably just let myself know different things of what to expect in college.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

It would be Jack In The Box if we had one in Monroe but at the moment it’s probably Taco Bell.

If your life was a book, what would its title be?

I don’t really know what the title would be so I guess it would be “Making the Most of Opportunities.”

via Sun Belt Conference (YouTube)

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

Well, I used to listen to a little Justin Bieber like my freshman year didn’t really let that be known though.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

This is a tough question and it’s a long list for sure, but I guess if I had to choose one person it would be Denzel Washington. Reason being that my parents know a lot about him, and my dad loves his movies so I would want to meet him for that purpose and just to talk with him.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

A lot of good things preferably, but if I had to choose one thing it would be to be someone that people could look up to and have hope in, in their daily life. To be a positive beacon of what dedication will get you.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

I’ll be the most determined and dedicated player to want to learn and be coachable.

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