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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Peter Kourtis, OL, Saint Mary’s University

Peter Kourtis
Peter Kourtis the anchor of the Saint Mary’s University offensive line recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Peter Kourtis
  • Height: 6050
  • Weight: 305
  • Position: Guard/Center
  • College: Saint Mary’s University

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

• Cactus Club

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

• I will always be the lineman who you see down field finishing my blocks into the dirt, playing to the whistle and the first one down picking up my RB/Receiver at the end of the play.

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

• I would make sure that my friends and family are all taken care of then I would buy a unreal property on a nice Golf community in Florida.

What has been your biggest failure? 

• Failures are just lessons.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• I asked this question to a teammate and he said “You don’t just direct people around you actually lead by example. You are the energy of that O line. When you get amped the whole line gets amped, your the mental and physical leader of that O line and you impart that onto the Rookies. You give them a player to look up to and to actively work with to improve themselves. Like your not a designated leader people genuinely respect you because of your passion and hard work, that’s your best quality”.

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

• Our fifth year D lineman Kyle MacDonald

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

• P Sweeze and The General

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

• My degree is Marketing with a minor is Psychology, when Football is over I’d like to be a sales executive or join WWE as I’ve always been a fan and enjoy the aspect of entertaining.

What is your coolest life moment? 

• Starting in and Winning our first regular season game as a freshman.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

• Bon Jovi Living on a Prayer

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If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

• Danny McBride

Who is your favorite football team? 

• Toronto Argos CFL, went there lots as a kid with my Dad, Uncle, and Brother. NFL always been a Patriots fan

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

• Calm yet Dangerous

What is your biggest fear? 

• Losing Family and friends that I care about.

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Ryan Jensen from Tampa.

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

• I start hydrating big 2 days before, on game day have a pregame meal with my team then go for a full body roll out and full body light workout. I then take a cold shower in the locker room and talk with teammates as I get dressed. Then I put a towel over my head and listen to music until Coach comes to address us.

Do you have any hobbies? 

• I like playing Golf and Cards with friends and collect autographs from all kinds of different sports athletes

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

• Brandon Scherff Washington

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My parents because they are my biggest supporters and help me in all aspects of life. They give rational advice that goes far outside the world of sports

What motivates you to work hard?

• I’m motivated by everyone through my life whose believed I can do it, and everyone through my life who thinks I can’t. The hunt for greatness drives me.

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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