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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Chase Arseneau, TE, McMaster University

Chase Arseneau the play making H-Back from McMaster University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Chase Arseneau
  • Position: TE/FB
  • College: McMaster University
  • Height: 6’4”
  • Weight: 235
  • Twitter: @killachxse
  • Instagram: @killlachase

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft?

The ability to block first and foremost. I can block Defensive ends on the line of scrimmage as well as defensive backs out in space. I can also run more than flats and outs, I can get down the field and make plays in the passing game.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I have been interested in football since I was a little kid, watching the NFL and CFL religiously, but the interest peaked in high school when I started actually playing.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I am the ultimate competitor. I hate to lose and I strive to always be better than my competition, knowing that can be achieved through my dedication and passion to the game.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

Helping out impoverished communities in our own backyard. Too many people are struggling in Canada and the United States to provide basic necessities for themselves and their families. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

If you have a positive mindset throughout your life, you allow for positive events to happen to you, because you have the aura to accept positive energy from the world around you.

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood hero has to be Jarome Iginla. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be like him and hopefully be able to grow up to be as successful and as humble as he was through his hockey career. 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Shemar Allen. He is a straight baller, a db that can play anywhere on the field because he has prototype size and recovery speed, it’s truly remarkable. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People that have natural gifts but do not have the work ethic to realize their true potential.

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

Junior college football. I went in as a walk on, no one knew who I was, and I decided that it was a good time to switch from defense to tight end. It was a grind but I got rewarded with the starting position halfway through the year and I was able to get enough film to get recruited to McMaster. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

They have been open and welcoming as a campus and as a football team. Coming from California to Hamilton, it was hard saying goodbye to my mom and sister but McMaster made the transition so easy with such a welcoming atmosphere. 

What is your favorite snack food?

Ice Cream or Mrs. Vickies chips. 

What is the best part of football?

Being able to be violent, legally. Winning a football game feels better than a win in any other sport in my opinion. 

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I am a football player, supremely confident in my ability to be better than my competition at any level of play. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

I’d like to think Travis Kelce but he is one of the greatest to do it. Him and Gronk are definitely the two guys I want to try and emulate them. Also got love for guys like Will Dissly who shed the “blocking tight end” label and can be a part of their teams passing offense.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

It would have to be Drake, Johnny Manziel and Odell Beckham Jr. I would choose those three guys because they all have connections to eachother and I would just want to hear all the stories they have together and gain insight.

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 [email protected]

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