Name: Austen Pleasants
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I had a goal to make and all-MAC team. I was named 2nd team all-MAC. 1st in Mac and 7th in country in yds/carry and 20th in country in rush yds/game and averaged over 220 rush yds/game.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
Physical, gritty, player who is extremely knowledgeable about the game.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
The devil is in the details. Playing offensive line is very technique oriented. I focus on my steps and angles of my hips and how I am going into contact. If you do your work early in the play you will put yourself in the best possible position to win.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My mobility, footwork, and speed and aggression I play with.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My plan is to be consistent in training and do everything with purpose. The most important thing is to be ready whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I’ll bring a hard nosed, physical brand of football and a never quit attitude. A constant pursuit of excellence in everything I do.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
If given the opportunity I will give everything I have to my team and organization on and off the field to win and make whatever team I am with better. I just need to be given the opportunity to show that.