Name: Earl Stoudemire Jr
School: Morehead State University
Position: RB
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 205

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

The goals I set for myself were very understanding, considering the scheme and offense. I averaged 5.0 yards a carry considering the amount of times we ran the ball. But my overall goal was never about me, but being able to motivate those where I come from. As a team we established all of our goals, being able to change the culture and put my school back in position to reach our best potential with a 7-4 record and a catch away from a PFL championship.

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

By coming back and proving to myself and my teammates that I am a dynamic playmaker and am able to make something happen with the opportunities that I get. We were also able to establish ourselves as a team in our conference, which is currently becoming a better conference every year. From producing many playmakers to NFL stars becoming better and better. So showing that I could be a big playmaker for my team out of the backfield and being versatile as well as a great pass protector that makes me fit for the opportunity of playing professionally. 

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

Very selfless, being able to do what the team needs in order to be successful. As well as a spark because when my number was called I was able to take advantage of them. Soft spoken, but a silent leader who does the right thing all the time and works hard to accomplish anything I put my mind to. 

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

I focus on understanding the development of the play call first, then after that being able to understand where the play is supposed to go. After that I just evaluate the defense and make sure I develop a better understanding on what the linebackers and secondary are doing depending on the play. Also understanding the stunts up front being able to step up and make a block to protect the quarterback. 

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

I am able to be a difference in any room, understanding the game and what I can do with and without the ball in my hands. I am an explosive back who loves contact and delivers hits, but also can line up and run a route and get open against anyone. I feel like many backs are not able to do it, they are just forced too. As well as step up and make a block for any quarterback to be able to deliver the ball. I am just a more versatile back who would be able to fit in anyone’s franchise based on skill set. 

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

I will be training in Louisville KY, at Corey Taylor Sports Performance until the showcase in January at Fort Worth, Texas. After that I plan to train for a pro day with a family member in Prattville, Alabama or in California. I could also end up training in my hometown with Corey Taylor Sports Performance. 

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 able to motivate everyone around me and put people in the best position to reach their full potential. Understanding the room is my best feature because I can easily help people grow stronger and elevate their game and knowledge. As far as on the field, I would have to say my vision and ability to lead on the field without being vocal as much. 

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

Thank you for the interview, appreciate all the support. Any team who decides to take a chance on me, you’re getting a man who is ready to go to work and lead their organization in any way possible.