Name: Alex Quevedo
School: University of Central Oklahoma
Position: K

Height: 6’0”
Weight: 200

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

As a kicker we all want to go perfect every season, but it doesn’t always happen. The goals I had set for myself in my final season was to be 100% on every field goal inside 40 yards and lead the conference in Kickoff average. Unfortunately, I did not meet the goal I had set for field goals missing 1 from 38 yards. I did lead the conference with a kickoff average of 59.9 yards with 22 touchbacks.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro? 

A way I took advantage of the extra year is that I could focus more on the weight room to get stronger. I also was able to focus more on contact and accuracy when kicking. I was still able to compete with guys from other schools to help get my competitive fix since we did not play in 2020.

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

I feel that my coaches and teammates feel that I am a lead by example type of player, but if I need to step in and say something I will. My work ethic and drive for not only me, but my teammates as well is very high.

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

When I am watching film the first thing I look for is excess movement in my swing. I want every kick I do look the same. Sometimes I will compare each kick to another kick to see if they are similar in contact, height, and accuracy. Even if I made the kick, I want to know how I could make it better for the next time.

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

The things that separate me from other kickers is my work ethic and how coachable I am. It helps to have the “perfectionist” mindset I have. My leg strength and accuracy in my kicks help back me up. The accuracy I have is compared to some of the best in the nation.

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

The way I have been training for professional opportunities is in Edmond, OK on my own. You never truly know what kind of weather you will be kicking in here since the weather changes so quickly. Most of the time there is 20 mph winds that you will have to kick in. If I feel like something is off, I will drive to Texas and see my coach Jaden Oberkrom to help me. I also attended Coach Zauner’s College Senior Combine where I won the field goal competition against 31 draft eligible kickers, and punters that also kick. I also have a private workout and look forward to more opportunities to come.

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 I have that will show on and off the field is that I want to be the best teammate I can be. I treat my team like a family, no matter what kind of help they need I will be there. This is the same for coaches as well, if they are investing as much as they are into me as a player, I want to be able to able to reciprocate it back to them in any fashion.

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

Having the ability to learn from Jaden Oberkrom, an All-American Kicker from TCU who led the Big 12 in field goals. Since knowing Jaden over the past 5 years, he has helped me improve greatly as a players and person. Also, coming from a division 2 school, we don’t always get the recognition and resources that other schools may have. Being able to win Coach Zauner’s field goal competition, shows its not always about what school you came from, but how well you perform. Especially, when 2 well know NFL kickers had come from division 2 schools.