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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: McLean Robertson, K, Wingate University

McLean Robertson
McLean Robertson is a big-time kicker from Wingate University who recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: McLean Robertson
  • Position: Kicker
  • College: Wingate University 
  • Height: 5′ 11″
  • Weight: 215 lbs 
  • Twitter: @McLean_Robertson15

1.What do you do for fun?

  • I like to go hiking, a bunch of good trails from my school and go to the lake.

2.What do you hope to accomplish if you make it into the NFL?
  • One of the things I would really like to do is pave the way for division 2 kickers, punters and all specialists.

3.What is your mindset when you are on the football field?

  • I just turn everything off and focus on the task at hand. I just let my practice and work kick in and let my muscle memory work rather than think too much.

4.What is your favorite workout?

  • I would kick and go run and plyometrics.

5.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

  • Vince Lombardi. He was a pivotal part of creating modern-day football everyone knows and loves today.

6.If you could live anywhere in the world where and why?

  • Moab, Utah.  It’s just an awesome city to explore outdoors, lots of national parks, it’s a really unique city.

7.What are your favorite moments from your football life?

  • One of my favorite moments was the game-winning field goal at Catawba, and another was the game against West Georgia.

8.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

  • It all started with soccer and then I started kicking footballs and I fell in love with it.

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9.What has been your biggest challenge in your career?

  • My biggest challenge has been the coronavirus it’s been hard to go into the Wingate facilities to practice.

10. What would a team get in a player like you?

  • Someone who is a hard worker hours before and after workouts, I want to push other players to be the greatest they can be and the greatest I can be.

11.If your life was a tv show what would you call it and why?

  • The average life of a college kicker. It would be about my life and everything I do today.

12.How has your experience as a Wingate University Bulldogs football player been?

  • I’ve honestly loved every second of it. I love coach Reich he makes sure he treats kickers good. So many games we’ve won here by special teams. Coach Reich has made a really good atmosphere here.

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