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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: David Cote, K/P, Laval University

David Cote
David Cote the kicker and punter from Laval University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: David Cote
  • Height: 6 ft. 4 in.
  • Weight: 215 
  • Position: Kicker/Punter
  • College: Laval University (Quebec, Canada)
  • Twitter: @david_cote19

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?

• Kimono Sushi Restaurant

When breaking down your film what will stick out?

• I am focusing a lot on my technique on every kick.

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

• I would make sure my parents are in a good financial situation for the rest of their lives.

What has been your biggest failure?

• After finishing high school, I did over 10 camps/ showcases for exposure to play in NCAA and never received an offer. This motivated me to work even harder after. 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I think my best quality as a player is that I am never showing my emotions on a football field. No matter what is the situation I’m in, I stay calm and focused. I think it helps my teammates to stay confident.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• I would say Adam Auclair is the hardest working teammate on my team. He was a 1st round pick by Ottawa Red and Blacks in the last CFL draft. He works harder than everyone else, and he does it on and off the field.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• Dave has pretty much been my nickname since the beginning of my high school. 

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

• I am finishing my degree to become a physical education teacher. I also want to start a football kicking academy.

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What is your coolest life moment?

• In 2018, we won the Vanier Cup which is the National Championship in Canadian College Football. We did it on our home field, in Quebec, and it was an awesome feeling.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

• Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

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

• Wenthworth Miller

Who is your favorite football team?

• I am a Philadelphia Eagles fan. It has been my favorite team since I can remember.

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

• Try me, you’ll see.

What is your biggest fear?

• My biggest fear is to disappoint someone who trusts me.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• I think Russell Wilson should deserves a lot more credit for all the work he does on the field for his team.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare?

• I usually arrive at the facility 4 hours before the game. As soon as I arrive, I put on my headphones and listen to some country music. Then, I go out on the field and I do 8 kicks on each side versus air to visualize my technique. When I’m done, I return to the locker room and relax until it’s game time.

Do you have any hobbies?

• I really enjoy playing golf in my free time.

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

• I would compare myself to Stephen Hauschka who’s with the Buffalo Bills. I work with his coach and I try to have a technique similar to him.

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

• My parents are definitely my biggest life influence. They were always there for me, no matter what I needed. They support me in all of my projects and I know I could always count on them. They taught me important human values and those values still guide me in my everyday life.

What motivates you to work hard?

• Since I was a kid, I always wanted to play professional sport. So, I would really love to make it happen. I think that there is no better job than playing football as a living. I am also truly motivated when I see people around me being proud of my work.

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