Name: Steve Keoni
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
The goals I set for myself were very high, from my first day coming in to Methodist I wanted to leave it better than what it was when I got there, which is something my teammates and I were able to do. Personally, I wanted to break records but a bad ankle injury sat me down for my senior season and pushed me in a different role of helping the young guys under me.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I’m very unselfish, I was a 3 year starter that didn’t get to play his senior year due to injury, most people would have quit. But I channeled my energy and knowledge of the game and put as much of my heart in helping the rest of my teammates as I did getting ready for the season. I’m a hard worker and someone who isn’t going to give up easy.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
Film watching is all about picking up tendencies from your opponent, seeing what advantages you can get and what tells they give away, other than that when I watch I look at my technique and timing on things and how I can improve on little things.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My heart is a lot bigger than my size and my drive to get better increases everyday, I’m extremely coachable and willing to do anything to help the team.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I’ll bring leadership to a team, a good teammate, someone who is dependable and who you never have to tell twice something. I have a high level of understanding of the game as well. Off the field you’ll get a stand up guy who stays out of trouble and is looking to help whatever community I’m in.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other pro leagues?
I’ve worked for more than 3/4 of my life at this, football is something that’s attached to me at this point. Having lost the game before I would never take it for granted and would come in ready to work like it’s my last day from day one.