2017 NFL Draft: Teron Fitzgerald, Texas State Bobcats
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Teron Fitzgerald: My name is Teron Fitzgerald I am a native of Mt Pleasant Florida I am the youngest child out of 7 brothers and sisters, I have played football since 10 grade year in high school, I was over looked in high school for recruiting, so I moved to Mississippi to attend Juco at Co-lin. After I finished up at Co-lin I was offered a scholarship to Texas State University.
Teron Fitzgerald: At Co-lin I was around a lot of talent many of my teammates were outstanding players from different parts of Mississippi, the flow of the game in Juco was just to let your key players win you the game by letting them control the game and play their way of ball. While I was at Texas State it was whole different type of ball game the game flow was fastest, we had a bigger playbook, and you were on your own when it came to getting better as an athlete. The change from Juco to FBS was a great change.
Teron Fitzgerald: I can truly saying that being coached by coach Santucci was one of the greatest things in my football career, he helped me become a better football player and a better man in life, which I thank him for. From the first day he became my coach he was always pushing me to do better, to work hard harder, to never give up on anything I do.
Teron Fitzgerald: I would say that the hardest teams I played against were FSU, Arkansas, Houston, Ohio, and Arkansas State. These teams were tough to play because they had great talents on their depth chart, and were well coached, and had a great tradition as a school and football team.
Teron Fitzgerald: To me being a bobcat means never giving up, to always fight till the end, and to always strive for greatest in everything I do in life, it’s an honor saying that you are a bobcat.
Teron Fitzgerald: I would say a memory that stands out to me would be in the locker room with my teammates always playing around having fun before and after practice, or when we had our off days we would all get together and go out to eat then go to the river and go floating.
Teron Fitzgerald: My opponent’s weakness or their tells that they have for certain things, also looking at different formations and personal groups to try to predict the plays.
Teron Fitzgerald: I am working out everyday by myself in the weight room and on the football field, my main focus is working on my speed and my footwork. I have made a workout guideline for myself to stick to and help me improve on the tests that will be at pro day.
Teron Fitzgerald: I would say that my speed, my length, and my ability to catch on to new changes are my strong points and set me apart from other linebackers in the draft. I would also say that since I was always over looked as an athlete I work harder as a player, putting in extra work on the field after everyone is gone, me trying to improve on my weaknesses.
Teron Fitzgerald: You should draft me because I believe that I can help improve the team as a player, a player on and off the field that you can trust to do the right thing and always get the job done no matter the obstacle.
Teron Fitzgerald: I would say that I compare myself to Bruce Irvin mainly because of his height and speed, also because he took the same road im going through to make it to the NFL, with going to Juco then transferring to a FBS school. I compare myself to him because the way he makes plays with his speed is the same way I make plays on the field with my speed.
Random 5 with Teron Fitzgerald
Best all-time linebacker: Junior Seau or Jack Lambert: Junior Seau
Best current linebacker: Derrick Johnson or NaVorro Bowman: NaVorro Bowman
Do you have any guilty pleasures? I enjoy inflicting pain on quarterbacks.
Do you have any embarrassing songs on your Ipod? Middle by DJ Snake
What is your Super Bowl Prediction and who wins? Dallas Cowboys & New England Patriots, I think the New England Patriots are going to win it all.