Name: Grady Blewett
School: University of Mary
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
My goal for my final season was to leave the program in a better place then where it was when I started. In the past we weren’t very successful, we went 1-10 for 4 years in a row. My senior season I wanted nothing more than to have a winning season and put the program back on track. In the end we only went 2-9. It wasn’t the result that I had worked so hard for but it was a slight improvement and I believe overall the team is in a better place going forward.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They would most likely say that I’m “relentless” they know I’m going to give 100% every workout, every practice, and every snap in order to win.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I focus a lot on my own film from the previous practice/game. I specifically focus on the job I am asked to do in any one play, making sure repeat mistakes don’t happen. When breaking down opponents film I would look at the alignment and formation first. Most coaches and players are creatures of habit and would call the same play out of the same formation week in and week out.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I am very versatile. I have spent time in college playing in the box, on the line of scrimmage as an edge rusher, and I have no problem playing man on a slot receiver that might be faster than me. I can really do anything that is asked of me.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
Right now I’m training with Sanford Power in Bismarck North Dakota. I’m training for my pro day at the end of March at the University of North Dakota. I’m also working a full time internship in order to finish my college degree and graduate in April.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My endless motor, I don’t get tired. I can run down on kickoff, make the play then come back for a defensive series, play on punt return and do it over and over again. Off the field I like to build relationships with those I’m working with to create a culture that’s beneficial to the team.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
You’re not going to find a guy that’s more hungry to go out there and compete and to win! NFL/CFL/XFL it doesn’t matter. I’m young, healthy and working hard everyday for a chance to continue playing the game I love.