NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Seth Hebert, TE, University of Central Missouri
- Seth Hebert
- University of Central Missouri
- St. Charles, MO
- Twitter: @sethwhebert
2018 Accolades & Statistics:
- 2018 All-MIAA Football Second-Team.
- GP: 11
- REC: 25
- REC Yards: 287
- YPR: 11.48
- TD: 3
What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?
Bad Company – Five Finger Death Punch.
How would your teammates describe you as both a player and person?
Determined and hard working.
How do you and your teammates make practice and film study fun?
We like to compete on the board in races to draw our responsibilities and all other receivers or lineman’s depending whether it’s a run or pass.
When you are studying film, what is your main focus to gain a competitive advantage?
My favorite things to look for when watching film by myself is individual player tendencies, from large things such as their favorite move off the line, to simple things such their cardio through a long series.
While at the Collegiate level, who has been the toughest player you have competed against?
Connor Harris (LB, Lindenwood University, 2012-2016).
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
Having hardworking mindset instilled in me early on.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?
Speaking Spanish fluently.
What do you value most from your Collegiate experience?
The opportunity to continue playing the game of football.
Who is your personal hero?
Tell me something about yourself nobody would know.
I am an above average juggler.
How do you work on yourself?
I try to view myself from the position of someone trying to get and upper hand on me or exploit a weakness and then pursue that area.
If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
General Colin Powell, because of his accomplishments over the years through many adversities that he accomplished those in-spite of.
If you could have any superpower, what power would it be and why?
I’m not sure exactly what it’s called but having whatever power Jack Jack has in Incredibles 2 would be pretty fun.
What would constitute a perfect day for you?
Winning the Super Bowl, and sharing the experience with my family and friends.
Who inspired you as a young athlete?
Kurt Warner, living near STL I followed him and the greatest show on turf closely during those years.
What are the positive attributes that you bring to a professional football team?
I feel like I bring an attitude and aura of competitiveness that’s sets a standard across all assets of the game. Whether it’s film study, field work or in the weight room.
Tell me about a time where you overcame a challenge.
Converting to TE early in college was a proposed challenge for me by my coaches and I believe I overcame it by devoting all of my time and effort on studying and mastering the nuances of every aspect of the position to overhaul my game into becoming fluent and natural in a different position.
What one skill would you like to improve on? What’s your plan for doing so?
My flexibility overall can always improve and get better. I’ve taken several approaches to this such as routine stretching at night by myself to now I’ve started using a variation of yoga to learn more efficient stances and advance farther in my stretches.
If you could catch a TD from any NFL QB, past or present, who would it be and why?
Tom Brady, because after gaining his 6th ring this past season he will no doubt go into canton titled the best QB to ever do it. And it would be awesome to be connected to that legacy some way.
What current/former NFL player do you model your playing style after?
Playing a position like a Tight End that can be played several different ways I like to watch different people for different aspects. For example I like to watch Calvin Johnson and Jerry Rice for their precise routes. I like to watch Jason Witten for his work in body positioning during a catch and for inline blocking. James Develin is also a master at lead blocking from a backfield position. Even Anthony Sherman and Luke Rhodes for their work on special teams.
What is the best part of your hometown; St. Charles, MO?
The St. Patricks Day parade that’s thrown every year in our small town of cottleville. It’s the second biggest in the state and every year I can count on seeing friends and family that I might not have seen in a while.
In 15 words or less, give me your pitch to an NFL GM on why you should be a part of their organization.
I’m an athletic, hard nosed player, that’s work ethic and determination is unmatched.