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GET TO KNOW – TRAVIS VASQUEZ, ILB, SHENANDOAH UNVERSITY

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NFL Draft Diamonds has teamed up with Joseph Muia a very solid up and coming scout, to put together a series for our readers called Get to Know.  What this series will do is allow you to be a featured on our site, whether you are a freshman or a senior in college.  This is a series to help get players at any school gain exposure.  We always strive to assist players that have the passion to make it to the next level.  So we hope you enjoy our series called GET TO KNOW. Today’s Get to know series will focus on Travis Vasquez a sophomore inside linebacker from Shenandoah University in Virginia and we feel at NFL Draft Diamonds, you will want to know all about him.  

AKA: Mexican-Pineapple  

Grade You Started Football: 7th grade

High School: Mountain View High School

Position/Positions: Safety, Linebacker, Tightend, Wide Receiver  

College: Shenandoah University

Position/Positions: Inside Linebacker

Jersey Number: 48

Football Mentor/Inspiration: Troy Polamalu

Favorite Slogan: “Do your 1/11th and we will be successful”

Proudest Football Moment/Memory: First high school touchdown

Funniest Football Memory: In a big district game in the middle of a play the stadium lights went out like the San Francisco vs. Baltimore Super Bowl (Mountain View vs. Massaponax)

Favorite Food: Mexican food

Best On-Field Performance: 2 interceptions in one game in high school with 12 tackles 3 TFLs

Football Philosophy: Success is in love with preparation work hard on every aspect because champions are made when nobody is watching.

Goals/Aspirations for 2014-2015: Get sufficient playing time and maintain or improve my 3.3 GPA

Career Goals: Coach football at the high school or college level after 4 years of playing in college

Favorite Football Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Player You Model Your Game After: Jason Hager (my college roommate and best friend)

Who Will Win The Super Bowl: Denver Broncos with all the talent they just bought.

Favorite Down Time: Fishing with my best friend

What Would You Want College Football Fans To Know About You: I work hard and had to overcome many adversities, but the game is a team sport so I rather work and work with teammates to add to the time we’re together to help us become a more cohesive unit. To me winning is important but it doesn’t mean anything if it isn’t done the right way. At this level everyone is watching every move you make so I believe that the team must be there for each other on and off the field but that includes everyone on the team players, coaches, and other staff members. I’m a competitive person so I will compete with anyone for the spot but in the end its about helping the team win even if it is just giving the first a good look so they’re ready. I’m not the fastest, biggest, or most talented but I play with heart and extreme preparation so I can be ready for anything thrown at me. To any opponent I’ll respect you for lining up against me but I’ll hate you for it. I’m there to help my team win but I represent Shenandoah University Football so I do it the right way.    

Make sure you follow Joey on Twitter @Joey435686 and if you want to be considered for our Get To Know series, contact us and lets get you a little more exposure. 

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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