Name: Efe Ovie
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
My goal for my senior Rugby season at Bethel was to win a second National championship and finish as the all-time leading try scorer in program history. I am the all-time leading try scorer. However, we did not win another National Championship as we lost in the second round of the playoffs.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say that I am a game changing player. Whenever my team needed a spark or a big play I always wanted to be the guy to provide that!
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When watching film I look for tendencies and weaknesses in the opposing team. I also look for the techniques that the player who will be guarding is using.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me from the other prospects at my position is that I’ve played rugby in college. I feel that have an edge because it. Rugby has prepared me mentally, and physically to return to football.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I train twice a day 5 days a week. Working on strength, speed, and conditioning. Also, working on position skill and combine drills.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
In rugby I was required to hit without pads. If you watch my film you will see me play offense, defense, chase kicks, and receive them. I feel that i am a versatile football player because of rugby. I am comfortable playing DB, RB, WR, and any special team position! Off the field I am a leader and I am all about change! I value the quote “If you are not making someone else’s life better you are wasting your time” Whichever team signs me that city is going to get a player that will do a lot of work in not just that community, but many others!
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I just need a shot. I don’t have any college football film. However, I do have rugby film. Just watch it, it’s 12 minutes. In those 12 minutes you will see a player that can contribute to your organization! You will see an athlete that can play.