Noah Curtis: 2021 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Noah Curtis
School: Florida International University
Position: DE/OLB
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 255

Q: In your final collegiate season, what goals did you accomplish this fall or set for this upcoming spring?

In my final collegiate season, I set out a lot of expectations and goals for myself for my senior season. My biggest goal I set out for myself was to improve my strength. When covid first hit and spring football shut down, I told myself this was an opportunity for me to improve my strength even though I didn’t have any weight equipment, I was determined to get stronger to the point where I did workouts on the playground and did pull ups on the monkey bars, and it paid off when I reported back to campus. I gained 20 pounds in muscle and weight due to my hard work and dedication.

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

My coaches and former teammates would say that on the field I’m the guy that’ll lead by example and that I always help underclassmen with the playbook and with drills on the field. Off the field, I’m a fun very outgoing guy where I would volunteer in my community or help one of my teammates with any life problems going on.

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

When watching film, I’m always watching myself to see what I can improve on, whether it’s my footwork or my hands, or reading the OL stagger, I always take notes on how to improve myself. I also watch a lot of NFL film and guys who I model my game after. Watching NFL film helps me become a better player.

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

My effort by far. Turn on the game film and tell me who out runs me and shows more heart when things aren’t going your way. I’m constantly running to the ball because you never know when the runner is going to cut back or if they fumble, you have to be there to make a play.

Q: What is your plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities, especially with the virus limiting pro days/training facilities/etc?

I’m training 6 days a week right now for pro day and for DL training. I’m grateful for finding a training facility that I trust and helps me improve for my pro day. Corona has affected so many players this past year, I’m thankful for events like the Tropical bowl, CGS showcase, and Hula Bowl for giving me another opportunity to showcase my abilities after only playing 5 games this year.

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

I’m a natural born leader, I’m a vocal leader and I lead by example. I bring the juice to practice and get my teammates fired up for game day. Off the field I love to give back to the community in anyway that I can. I always had a dream to help people in anyway that I can.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other professional leagues?

I would tell teams that you will get a guy that’ll give 110 percent every single time I step into the facility. I’ll bring the juice to practice and motivate my teammates in practice. No one will be more dedicated in the community than I will. I will do anything my coaches will tell me to do and I will be the best example for how to act like a pro.