Name: Ke’Shawn Somerville
School: Southeastern Oklahoma State
Position: DB
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190

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

My Goals for this season were to be a leader on the defense. My definition of being a leader this year was to be the first one ready for practice. Give 110% effort every play in practice and in the games. Know my assignment and know my teammate’s assignments. And most of all, have fun!  A lot of great plays showed up a lot in the game when I focused on the little things.

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

A lot of my teammates and coaches would say I am a silent assassin. I might not talk as much, but when we step on the field that switch flips and a different person is on the field. They will also say I am a student of the game. I am always eager to learn more about my position and about the game of football. This helps me craft my game and be a better teammate. I am also coachable, I have the ability to withstand constructive criticism and pressure from my coaches and teammates.

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

When studying film I try to breakdown and focus on route concepts that I redundantly see and when they run certain route concepts when it comes to the down and distance. Second, I breakdown each individual WR from their releases, their stance, signals when the ball is coming their way, and how well they run their routes. Last but not least, I break down the quarterback from how well he throws the ball when he is under pressure or not. What his strengths and weaknesses of throwing certain routes. Who is his go to guy when they need a first or a big play. Signals he gives away when he is about to throw the ball. Breaking it down like this helps me get a competitive edge on what to expect and what tools I could use in my toolbox that week.Studying film also helps me critique and fix my game as well.

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

I just have a different love and purpose for the game of football. This game was taken from me my senior year of high school when I had a herniated disc in my cervical. I was told I would never play football again and miss 4-5 years of collegiate football where I was supposed to play at TCU. I still worked out out daily and prepared my mentality to be able to come back and play the game I love. I was given a second chance at Southeastern Oklahoma state university and had two great seasons despite not playing for five years prior before. My resilient, passion, dedication, and grind is different from other prospects. I beat the odds and took as advantage of another opportunity.

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

I plan to train with my local trainers. I have been training with since high school. I would also be attending a couple local facilities in my area. Just staying ready so I don’t have to get ready. 

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 and abilities I will bring to any team that gives me an opportunity is speed, speed, and more speed! I will also bring my ability to cover and line up against any WR one on one. Definitely will be bringing my humbleness and my ability to be a consistent player. Won’t have any problems from me, just strictly business. 

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

Just want to say that I am open to playing professional football, whether that is NFL, CFL, XFL. USFL, Indoor league, etc. If I am given the opportunity, just know that I am grateful for any opportunity that comes my way and I am ready to work and be a difference maker in someone’s program.