Name: Jefferson Souza
School: Virginia Union University
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Goals that I set on my final collegiate career was to improve more yardage on my kickoff.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase my chances of going pro by getting stronger physically and mentally and also working with NFL specialist to get a feeling of how the next level is like.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
What would my coaches and teammates say about the type of player I am : very determined, very hard working ,very consistent and a very pure person who loves kicking.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
When I am studying film, the things I focus on to improve in my game is to study the other team FG block. I focus a lot on the other teams players on the side that are coming to block the FG to see how fast they are.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me from the other pro prospects at my position is that I am very consistent, Led the Nation in field goals percentage junior year from an HBCU. I am very committed in kicking and I will wake up every day give my 110%. My leg strength is NFL kicker strength you can compare that by seeing total kickoff average. I totally love what I do.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities is to keep kicking and staying ready so I don’t have to get ready.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
The kind of strengths and abilities I will bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field is that I will bring great positive attitude every day to the organization, I’ll be very consistent on FG , Great kickoff placement and touchbacks when it’s needed. Outside the field I will be willing to interact with the community and doing many event such as feeding the less fortunate , giving back to the children and giving back to the people of needs.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
I AM READY.