Name: Anthony DiDonato
School: Notre Dame College
Position: FB

Height: 5’10”
Weight: 230

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

My main goal was to help my team win the National Championship and win our conference championship for the fourth time in a row. As a fullback it’s hard to have an individual goal because you’re truly a team player.

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

This year increased my chances of going pro because it was just gave me more tape to show what I can do. Then it gave me an extra offseason to improve my skills and get stronger before I take this next step.

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

My teammates and coaches would say I’m a hard nose player and play with a lot grit.

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

The two main things I look at is my footwork and hand placement . That’s what my position coach preached a lot this year. It helped me block guys that might’ve had a longer reach than me or were quicker lateral.

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

What separates me is my strength and willingness to hit someone. I’m really strong on the field and it helps me move people also not to get pushed back. Then my favorite thing to do is hit people. Not a lot of people are wired like me.

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

My plans is to train at T3 performance in Avon, Ohio. I’ve been with them since my junior year of high school. They put a lot of details in their training and care about their athletes a lot. I know some of those guys personally and I believe they’ll put me in the best position to be ready to play in the next level.

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

My strengths on the field is my ability to move people and open up holes. My strengths off the field is that I’m a student of the game and I like to lead by example. I believe knowing the small details and gaining the most information about the plays, it helps me understand the assignment then be able to play as fast as possible.

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

You’re going to get a guy that always plays with a chip on his shoulder and someone that plays for the love of the game. Every time I walk on the field I’m going to give you everything and some.