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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Colton Rossi, FB, Slippery Rock University

2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Colton Rossi, FB, Slippery Rock University
Colton Rossi the hard-nosed fullback from Slippery Rock University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Colton Rossi
  • Position: FB
  • College: Slippery Rock University
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 280 lbs
  • X (Twitter): @rossidagoat
  • Instagram: @rossidagoat

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

I’ve been playing football since I was a kid. Just the competitive nature made me fall in love with the game. Watching ESPN as a kid was my favorite thing to do.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite moments are honestly being surrounded by my family and friends. Having them with me along this journey has helped me stay focused on the mission at hand. I do this for them and the man above.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

First of all, I want to make an impact in any locker room as a great individual. Next, I want to be in a system that can use me to benefit the team whether that’s offense or special teams. I want to win a Super Bowl, be an all-pro, and create financial freedom for my loved ones.

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

I would choose Jerome Bettis. As a kid, I would watch documentaries and read books on him and he has always inspired me.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

My whole family inspires me but my younger sister inspires me the most. I want to show her what hard work and dedication looks like. As well as a way to pave for her future where she can chase her dreams.

What is your favorite offensive scheme and why?

My favorite offensive schemes are pro-style and power-run schemes. I played in a Wing-T offense in high school and a spread offense in college so I can do just about anything.

What should we know about Colton Rossi the person?

Colton Rossi is someone who is built on love, loyalty, and respect. You are getting someone who wants to play this game no matter the circumstance. A true warrior who battles through anything for a purpose bigger than oneself.

What stands out about your film the most?

In my film, you can see my athleticism and relentless effort. I am someone who won’t stop until I complete my assignment each play.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

I handle my challenges by having a great support system. If it wasn’t for my family and high school I wouldn’t be who I am today.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A team is getting someone who loves the game and loves the grind. Someone who loves the people around him more than himself.

What do you love the most about the game of football?

I just love being able to be me, on a football field I feel at home and peace. There is nothing better than defeating the player across from you and I’ve been doing that my whole life.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

The most underrated player I have played with is Cohen Russell. He is a 4.4 guy who loves the game, he blocks very well for a short slot. But just his effort and mindset are unmatched.


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