- Reid Sinnett
- University of San Diego
- Hometown: Johnston, IA
- Twitter: @ReidSinnett
2019 Accolades & Statistics:
- 2019 All-Pioneer Football League First Team.
- 2019 Academic All-Pioneer Football League First Team.
- GP: 12
- COMP-ATT: 251-375
- CMP %: 66.93
- Passing Yards: 3,528
- YPC: 14.06
- TDs: 32
It’s currently November 2019. In San Diego, CA the average temperature for this month is 65°F. The average for your hometown of Johnston, IA is 33°F. Was it a complete and utter shock to your system your first few months on the West Coast?
The summers are hot in Iowa but once November and December rolled around and I was still wearing shorts I realized how lucky I was compared to my friends walking in the snow at Iowa and Iowa State.
You were recruited by some Ivy League powerhouses (Harvard, Penn, Yale). What made USD the right fit to continue your education?
They’re a winning program and academically it was a good challenge. Now that I’m finishing up my education I’m happy with the way I was challenged and the experiences I gained in the classroom from a good institution.
I’ve read that you’re a Finance and Accounting major. Once football is done, what would you like to do with that degree?
In that field, I’d love to work in private equity or debt management. Ultimately I hope football lasts a long time and I’m financially stable enough to maybe teach a history class at a university or later on after a career in finance.
You’ve bided your time as a Torero student-athlete, exploding onto the scene this season with some monster numbers while leading your team to victory. What would you credit your success to this season?
My preparation for this opportunity began in 2015 when I stepped on campus. As I got older I realized the importance of my nutrition and what Coach Lamoreaux did for us in the weight room. Most importantly I had teammates that wanted to always compete. Anthony Lawrence, who started before me, was a great bar to chase. He was always a little stronger and then most recently Michael Bandy helped push me and I helped push him this last summer as we prepared for our senior seasons. He’s been a huge part of my success on and off the field.
Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?
The one that immediately stood out on film was Nick DeLuca at NDSU. He was a tremendous linebacker and I wasn’t on the field at the same time as him but Easton Stick was fun to watch and the definition of a winner.
In your opinion, who is the best player in the NFL?
I would’ve said at the beginning of the year that Andrew Luck was and I was shocked by his decision to be done playing. I also think it’s hard to argue with Tom Brady. To be that consistent for so long is impressive. Even when his numbers aren’t flashy he leads his team to victory and that’s all the matters.
You’re in front of all 32 NFL General Managers and have 15 words or less to give them your pitch on why Reid Sinnett will be an asset to their organization for years to come. What do you tell them?
No matter my role I’ll do whatever it takes to help the team win.
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