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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Bailey Zappe, QB, Houston Baptist University

Bailey Zappe HBU

Houston Baptist QB Bailey Zappe is a super underrated prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. He recently sat down with our owner Damond Talbot.

  • Name: Bailey Zappe
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight:210
  • Position: Quarterback
  • College: Houston Baptist University
  • Twitter: @baileyzappe04

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• Tokyo Grill

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• My poise in the pocket, my accuracy, and arm strength

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money?

• I would get in contact with an accountant or financial advisor and get their advice on what I should do. I would definitely not tell anyone about it until my money was safe.

What has been your biggest failure?

•  The biggest failure I have had in my life happened when I was a Junior in High School. We were playing Veterans Memorial and were losing by one point. As time expired, I was fouled so I had to shoot two free throws with no time remaining. I ended up missing both of the free throws and we lost the game.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My teammates would say that my best qualities would be my leadership, competitiveness, and work ethic.  

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Jerreth Sterns

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Never had one

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job?

• I am majoring in Business Marketing. If football doesn’t work out, my dream job is to one day become an analyst for ESPN or a part of the marketing team for any NFL franchise.

What is your coolest life moment?

• When we beat South Dakota last year. We were big-time underdogs, everyone said we would only score 14 points but we won 53-52.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• I can still make Cheyenne by George Strait

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking?

• Ryan Reynolds

Who is your favorite football team?

• I don’t really have one. I have always followed my favorite players like Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, but my favorite will be the team that takes a chance and gives me an opportunity next year.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

• “Caution… multiple bombs are inbound”

What is your biggest fear?

• To look back on my life when I’m old and be able to say that I could’ve done more.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• Russell Wilson

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• Before we have our pregame dinner I usually just lay in bed and relax while watching film of that week’s opponent. Once we are headed to the field, I listen to my pre-game playlist. Once we get to the stadium, I like to take my time, I go get my shoulder and legs stretched out by one of our trainers. When I’m done getting stretched, I get my ankles taped and head out to the field. I jog around to loosen up my legs a little more then I grab one of the receivers and start my throwing regime.

Do you have any hobbies?

• Other than football, my hobbies consist of Hunting and Fishing.

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be?

• Drew Brees. He’s one of the best to have ever played at the Quarterback position. I have always thought that my abilities closely resemble his so I try to soak in every little detail of his game and then use it to improve myself.

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

My dad. From the very first game that I can remember until now he has never missed one. He is the definition of a family man. He has worked for everything in his life and has always been there whenever I needed him most. He has made so many sacrifices for me to help me get where I am today and I hope one day I can make it all worth it for him.

What motivates you to work hard?

My team and my family. These are the people that mean the most to me and every day I strive to be a better Leader, Quarterback, and Man than the day before.

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