Bradley Foley: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Bradley Foley
School: Belhaven University
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
My first Goal was to be better than First Team guy. I wanted to become the player of the year in the conference and also an All-American. So that pushed me to go harder than I ever had before. I was nominated for player of the year but I did not win. There is still a chance to become an All-American though. Another Goal was to leave Belhaven better than where I found it. As a team, we were able to have the best season in school history which is huge for the program moving forward. I also reached the 1000 yard rushing mark which only one other person had done previously at Belhaven.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
This extra year was a blessing to so many people, especially me. It allowed me extra time to grow. It allowed me to get extra work during the summer with my teammates. I really found out the importance of summer work and how much it helps your craft translate to the field. I got tremendously stronger and faster during this time.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They would probably say that I mean business. I attack every practice, every weight lift, every game with the intent of just getting better. They also would say that i’m a leader. Not the vocal type but the one that is going to lead by example and do everything the right way. They probably would say that I just love the game, I’ll do whatever is necessary for the teams success. Selfless.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
I love to watch the offensive line to know exactly what they are going to do. To me that’s the most important thing for a RB. Knowing where and who they are pulling to is a great way to create big time plays.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me is I can do it all. I’m a willing blocker. In the offense I ran in this past season, blocking was important to the success of the team. I love being physical and making sure everybody else enjoys as much success as myself. I rarely get tackled by the first person. I averaged 6.0 yards a carry this past season. I am able to get the hidden yardage. I also can catch and run routes. Spending a year in the air raid really allowed me to become more versatile. With Over 130 receptions in my career, I feel I am in a league of a few.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My plan is to workout with some of my former teammates. I believe you get better at football by playing football. My former strength coach also will be giving me workout plans to do.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I will bring leadership to any team. I feel that my business mindset will set me up for success anywhere. I can bring versatility and reliability to any team.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
Playing professionally has always been a dream of mine. If given an opportunity, I will continue to be the person I am and keep my first foot forward and continue to put in the same work that has gotten me to where I am now. I want to be great and I know I can be. All I need is an opportunity to showcase it. I know I might have played division 3 ball, but it has made me a better person and player. Division 3 has ballers, choose me and find out!
Senior Season: 15 Games .— Bradley Foley (@Brade_Ice) December 1, 2021
1619 Rushing Yards 13 TDS
28 Receptions 375 yards 3 TDS
4/5 Passing 2 TDS
I’m not done yet.
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