Name: Luke Sellers
School: South Dakota State
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Goals I set for myself coming into my senior season included earning all conference honors, being elected as team captain, and starting on all special team units. At the end of spring ball the captains were announced and I was one of them. Going into the summer I really focused on being a better vocal leader, overall technique as a fullback, and speed to help me on the different special team units. I worked hard during fall camp and earned the start on three special team units. As the season came to an end, I had earned 2nd team All-Conference. Although I only met two out of the three goals I set for myself, I gave it my all and have no regrets.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I think my teammates and coaches would say that I’m a team-first guy and willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win. Additionally, they would say that I love to compete and give it my all every time I step on to the field.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I am really tough on myself and always trying to find something to improve in my game, even if it is the smallest detail. “Finish” is everything to me as a fullback, so looking at my effort and making sure I did my job is key. Another thing I look at is what I do when when I miss a block is that I keep working and find work.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I am willing to do whatever it takes to live my dream and play in the NFL. Whether it be at the fullback position or special teams I’m going to give it my all to succeed. I’m a player who is going to bring the best out of everyone because I love to compete and find ways to get better with my game.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I played in the College Gridiron Showcase and have been training in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Horsepower Strength and Conditioning. A big focus of my training has been route running and ball skills.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I have a growth mindset and embrace areas of my game that need more work! I love football and the brotherhood that comes with it.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m a guy who is going to come ready to work and make the most of each opportunity that I am given!