2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tucker Gaudette, OL, Castleton University
- Name: Tucker Gaudette
- Position: OL
- College: Castleton University
- Height: 6’4″
- Weight: 290 lbs
- Twitter: @gaudette54
- Instagram: @gaudette54
What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?
I’ve always loved watching the game of football and I had an older cousin that played who I looked up so that was a big influence in my decision to play.
What are your favorite moments from your football life?
Some of my favorite moments from my football life is team dinners before games and the guys that I have met while playing. Also being able to play college football which has always been a dream of mine.
What sets you apart from other offensive linemen?
Some things that set me apart from other offensive lineman are my mobility and agility in open field and being able to finish blocks downfield on screens and running plays
What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?
The energy that I bring onto the football field is modeled after the old school hard nosed football, and focus on controlling what I can control and working as hard as I can.
If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?
If I could hangout with one football player today I would choose to hangout with Taylor Lewan, he is my favorite player in the NFL right now and I try to model my game and how I play after him and how he plays.
How do you prepare for games?
If we have a home game I get to the stadium early and go to my parents tailgate spot and talk to them and make breakfast, but for all games I go down to the locker room and do some last minute reviews on the team that we are playing and listen to music to just clear my head and get myself ready for the game.
What should we know about Tucker Gaudette the person?
I’m a simple person, I enjoy the little things in life and enjoy being able to spend my free time with family and friends or outdoors in the woods, and also finding ways to help people and giving back to the community if there are ways that I can.
What is your favorite offensive scheme and why?
Gap and zone run are my favorite schemes in football, I like to model my game after old school football which is physical and hard nosed so being able to run those schemes are my favorite things of playing football.
How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?
I handle challenges in life and in football head oh and face then straight up, work on controlling the things I can control and find a way to work through the adversity
What would a team get in a player like you?
A hard working player that is willing to work day in and day out to perfect his game but also has a great knowledge of the game and the ability to recognize what things that I need to do in order to be better.
What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?
I think our team this year has a lot of talent and guys who came back for a 5th year because of COVID so I’m looking forward to getting back to school and working with these guys and all of the new guys coming in to see if we can win the ECFC championship for the first time in school history.
Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?
One of the most underrated people that I have played football with is our tight end Evan Keegan, he’s is a monster in blocking for the run game and has great hands which comes as an even better advantage as he’s 6’4 and makes him a threat at all levels of the field.