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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Bobby Schmidt, K/P, Friends University

Bobby Schmidt the versatile specialist from Friends University recently sat down with NFL Draft DIamonds owner Damond Talbot
Bobby Schmidt the versatile specialist from Friends University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Bobby Schmidt
  • Position: Kicker/Punter
  • College: Friends University 
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 230
  • Twitter: TheKicker_44
  • Instagram: the_kicker44

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

My leg power as well as consistency. I have hit multiple 60+ yard field goals in practice with film of them on my Twitter, I have also hit a 75-yard field goal in practice, as well as hit my kickoffs into the end zone consistently. 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

Ever since I was little I have had a strong love for the game. I have always loved watching it and playing the game. 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I will be the hardest worker in the National Football League and I won’t settle for anything less than my absolute best.  They should also know that average isn’t good enough for me, I want to be the best to ever do it. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?  

I would donate to help people that are struggling with mental health because I don’t think there is enough being done for it. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?  

Always be the hardest worker in the room because even when nobody is watching you never know who may walk in. 

Who was your childhood hero?

The Boz, I loved watching his highlights from Oklahoma growing up and the energy he brought.  

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Waylon Chance, was our leading receiver last season and was asked to switch to defense and was still successful at defense all while playing injured. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People saying that they will do something and not being true to their word. 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

One of the big things that I’ve overcome is proving people wrong that thought I would never be a good ball player. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Friends University is special to me because ever since I’ve stepped on campus it’s had that family atmosphere not just in football but all throughout the university 

What is your favorite snack food?

Protein bars

What is the best part of football?

Being able to build relationships with teammates and the life lessons the game teaches. 

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I have always been the hardest worker in the room, and whatever is asked of me I will accomplish to the best of my abilities. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

I have been compared with Matt Prater because of my leg strength. 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I would have dinner with both of my grandmas that have passed away so I can see how proud they are of what I’ve accomplished. I would also have dinner with Kobe Bryant so I can attempt to match the mamba mentality he had.


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