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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Matt DeBlaiso, TE, Southeastern Louisiana University

Matt DeBlaiso
Matt DeBlaiso the quick and physical tight end from Southeastern Louisiana University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Matt DeBlaiso
  • Position: TE
  • College: Southeastern Louisiana University 
  • Height:6′ 3″
  • Weight: 240 lbs
  • Twitter: @DeBlaiso7

1.What do you hope to accomplish if you make it into the NFL?

  • I want to be the greatest tight end to ever play.

2.What do you do for fun?
  • I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

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

  • I’m very confident in myself, I know that I’m the hardest worker out there and it shows on the field.

4.How has your experience as a Southeastern Louisiana University Lions football player been?

  • It’s been amazing, I’m blessed to have been able to play for such a great university and represent such an unbelievable community.

5.What is your favorite workout?

  • Love doing speed work and route work out on the field.

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

  • Resilient, no matter the adversity, I’ve always come out on top.

7.What is your favorite stadium that you have played in?

  • Strawberry stadium for sure. Our community and supporters are incredible!

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

  • I just really fell in love with the work that goes into it all. Don’t get me wrong I love game day, but the hours that go into film, the weight room and the perfection of your individual craft is what really made me want to be a professional.

9.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

  • I think my biggest challenge was going from D3 to JUCO to Southeastern, I had to bet on myself and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.

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

  • A team would get someone who is willing to do anything for an organization to succeed.

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

  • Tony Gonzalez, would love to pick his brain for a day.

12.What are your favorite moments from your football career?

  • My favorite moments are the moments spent with my teammates competing whether it be on the field or in the weight room.

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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