Chase Vinatieri: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Chase Vinatieri
School: South Dakota State
Position: K
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 215

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

As a kicker, I set very difficult goals for myself but ultimately, I am happy to come out of my senior season healthy and have a chance to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

They would say that I am a hard worker, leader, and intense player.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

When I watch film, I mainly focus on the little things. I try to figure out what went wrong to fix it or what went right and duplicate it. Kicking is very technique oriented so the littlest things matter.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

My knowledge of the game and preparedness. To be a kicker, you must be strong mentally. It doesn’t matter how last kick went, you have to focus and make the next kick.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I trained down in Birmingham, Alabama with One on One kicking and Coach Mike McCabe along with many other great professional kickers and punters.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

That I have tremendous love for the game and that I am always honest.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

That I will go out and work my hardest with every opportunity I am given. Make sure that I have no regrets. It would be an absolute blessing.