Name: Ben Bos
School: Weber State University
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I wanted to perform at an all-conference level every single game, no matter the conditions. I also wanted to help lead the team to our 5th in a row conference championship.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I used the extra year of eligibility to continue my physical development as well as increase my knowledge of the game. Before this last season, I felt like I had the hang of things and knew what I was doing but quickly learned that I still had much to learn. Thankfully I had amazing coaching to help me along the way.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They would say that I am hardworking, coachable, and reliable. They would mention I have no trouble listening and learning from a coach who is telling me what I have done wrong and how to fix it. They would say that no matter how difficult a play might be, I make sure I get my job done so that my teammates may succeed at their job as well. They would also comment on how resilient I am with how I have been able to go through some tough life experiences and make it out the other side a better player and person.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
I mainly try to focus on my technique on any given play type and pick out things that I need to work on improving. I also try to watch the way other players handle their opponents and think about what I could have done better or differently. This can be as simple as using better techniques or even learning how to read the opponent’s stunts and tricks.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I currently train 5 days a week in the gym doing a weight training program given to me by WSU’s strength coach. 3 days out of the week I train combine specific drills with WSU’s strength coach. I also do some extra cardio on my own to keep myself in better shape.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I will bring my strength and hardworking abilities. I will be known as a tough guy who is also a great person who is not just out there to improve himself, but to bring others with him. I will be known as a person who can lead by example. I will also show how resilient I can be and how resilient in any situation they all can be with the right mindset.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I am a great player who also has the potential to improve immensely. I can handle learning any type of offensive line blocking schemes you may have. I am tough and resilient and will do whatever it takes to get the job done both on and off the field. I will make sure to not only increase my own skill but to share what I have learned with my teammates so that they too can get better.