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2025 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Cameren Grodhaus, DB, Davenport University

Cameren Grodhaus the standout defensive back transfer to Davenport University recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of Draft Diamonds.
Cameren Grodhaus the standout defensive back transfer to Davenport University recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Cameren Grodhaus
  • Position: DB
  • College: Davenport University (Transfer from Lake Erie College)
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Weight: 207 lbs
  • X (Twitter): @camgrod
  • Instagram: @camgrod

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

I watched my older brother and cousin fall in love with a game I had not been introduced with and when I finally got my chance to step onto a field, I never looked back.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite moment from my football life so far has been the entire process. This has been my plan A for as long as I can remember. Seeing how far the game has brought me and how many people it has introduced me to there isn’t another thing that I’d rather be doing or devoting my life to.

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

I would say that my father inspires me the most. Watching him continuously wake up at 4 a.m., each day to go to work and provide everything my brother and I need/needed to excel has been a huge motivation for me.

What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season?

I’m looking forward to competing this season with a new school. We play against a great schedule and have the guys to make a deep run, while fighting for a conference championship.

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

The one player that I would want to hang out with would be Tyrann Mathieu. Ever since the first time I watched him play at LSU he has been one of my favorite players. After making the switch to play safety when I got to college it was a no brainer who I wanted to model my game after.

What is your typical training routine?

My typical training routine is a combination of hill sprints, sled pulls, and EDD’s (every day drills) position specific. After I finish with that I like to hit the weight room and work explosive movements.

What should we know about Cameren Grodhaus the person?

Cam Grodhaus the person is a hardworking, selfless, and reliable friend, son, and brother. He gets after every day like it’s his last. I pride myself in being someone who shows up early and leaves late. First one in last one out mentality.

What is your favorite defensive scheme and why?

My favorite defensive scheme is the 4-2-5. I like playing with speed on the field and being able to have the ability to make huge plays in the backend while also coming downhill and punishing ball carriers and a typical 4-2-5 defense provides that freedom for a safety.

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

I handle challenges in life the same way I do on the football field. Next play. Everything isn’t always going to go your way, the most important thing when something doesn’t go your way is your response.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A team would get not only a great leader but a Swiss Army knife with a player like me. I’ve been a three year starter at safety but have the size to play in and around the box as well. Not to mention my experience playing in every special teams unit throughout my last three seasons in college.

What stands out about your film the most?

I believe that my ball skills stand out the most on my film, I go get the ball in the air and take it away from runners on the ground. I was a 1,000 yard receiver in high school so that background separates me from other defensive backs in the country.

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

Cam Prater one of my former teammates is the most underrated player I’ve played with. The skill set he has to offer hasn’t been put fully on display on the field but expect a huge year from him this season. Where I’m at now, Davenport University, has countless underrated players. Don’t be surprised if you see multiple guys sign to leagues from this squad next fall that are not even on radar’s right now.


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