Matthew Gonzalez: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Matthew Gonzalez
School: Robert Morris
Position: TE/H-Back
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 247

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

The goals that I set for my senior season was to be a back to back All-American and All-Conference player. I wanted to win the conference championship but we came up short in it.

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

They would say I have a great worth ethic and that I’m a play maker ready to make plays.

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

While watching film I focus on the route running mostly. I focus on where’s the open hole between the defense if they are in zone. I watch the LBs to if they are going to re route me so I have to use a speed release. I study the defense if they are 1 high or 2 high. Then lastly I study the DEs if they are in a 2 point stance or 3 point stances.

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

What separates me from other players in my position is my route running and reading defenses. I feel like I’m pretty athletic for my size and I do make plays when needed. Also I love the game of football and when I step on that turf I know it’s time to lock in.

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

While my off season plan started with Grocettie Preformence on January 14 to prepare for my pro day. I did that for about 10 weeks. But my pro day was cancelled, now I’m at home working out till my opportunity comes.

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

The strengths and abilities that I will bring to a team is that I’m a positive person and will do what’s best for the team. I will play any special teams position if need be. I can block, catch, and run after catch really well.

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

That they should take a chance on me and they will not regret it. I’ve been working for this opportunity my whole life and don’t want to see it end. I will do whatever it takes for me to be on a roster even if it’s for special teams or anything. I’m a hard working kid ready to get after it!