Moses Mondesir: What football means to me is something more than just a game. While playing this game you build friendships, enemies, fans, connections and things of that nature. I see football as an outlet to channel your energy and something to take your mind off things that are going on in your life.
Joe Gaiter: What is your motivation for playing the game?
Moses Mondesir: My motivation for playing football is my family and good friends. My dad recently passed away and I have been using him as motivation lately. He made a huge impact in my life and for many other people in the community. He was a true leader, warrior, and a man of God. Everything I’m doing now to prepare myself for the next level is dedicated to him.
Joe Gaiter: Tell us about your season this year?
Moses Mondesir: I felt like I had a pretty solid season this year. My team had a whole new coaching staff that motivated a positive change in the team’s mental strength and incorporated a pro-style offense that showcased my run-blocking ability. This season showed that I can be very versatile and adjust to change.
Joe Gaiter: What makes you ready for the NFL?
Moses Mondesir: What makes me ready for the NFL is that I’m a very unique type of player. I am very versatile and can play three different positions on the offensive line both guard positions and center. I can pick up on need things fast and adjust well, and I’m also a very physical player. I’m always finding ways to better myself and have perfected the balance of being very quick, explosive and strong at the same time. I’m always trying to find work during a play like crack back blocks on pass pro, or just bringing the extra mile on my run blocks. I’m 6’1 290 pounds so I already have leveraged on my opponents half of the time. I’m fully capable of getting any job done.
Joe Gaiter: Who would you compare your football skill to that currently plays in the NFL?
Moses Mondesir: Shaq Mason hands down. We almost have an identical built and size and have the same playing style. He is an aggressive run blocker and very explosive off the ball and athletic for his size. We always go the extra mile trying to finish our opponents and always looking for work.
Joe Gaiter: Who is your agent and why did you chose them?
Moses Mondesir: I have been talking to one agent (Derrick Parker) in practical real heavy and going sign with him this week so I’m excited about that. He’s a great person and I believe with my hard work and effort I put in, he can help me get where I need to be. At the end of the day you control your future not the agent. We have a mutual understand on things to.
Joe Gaiter: Do you have any regrets over your college career?
Moses Mondesir: I have no regrets because I believe everything you go through happens for a reason. The things I been through in my college career mold me to the man I am today I’m a firm believer in that. I take everything I went through as an life lesson and learn from it.
Joe Gaiter: Describe yourself in 3 words.
Moses Mondesir: Collected, Wise, Divergent.
Joe Gaiter: Tell us about the bond you have with your teammates?
Moses Mondesir: I was real cool with a group of my teammates. I consider them as brothers, family, blood related. We called our group “The Depot” that was the name of the apartment complex we stay in. We were always at each other’s places and did everything together. They were like my second family. I still talk to them to this day and will always consider them family no matter what.
Joe Gaiter: If you could go back to your freshman year, what would you do differently?
Moses Mondesir: What I would have done differently is really taken may redshirt year better than I could had. I felt like. I could have put little bit more extra hours in film study. I always went hard in the weight room and scout team. I just wish I took more time to prefect my craft.
Joe Gaiter: What separates you from other athletes that play your same position?
Moses Mondesir: What separates me is my game play style and my God given drive and passion I have for what I do. You can teach many things in football, but you can’t teach effort, passion, and motivation. Like I said earlier many people are not as versatile as me at the offensive line position. I don’t know too many linemen that can play three positions on the field. My run blocking ability and the way I make plays in open space is rare for a lineman. I feel like I can do things like this great at the next level.
Joe Gaiter: What has your biggest accomplishment?
Moses Mondesir: My biggest accomplishment in my life is graduating college. My dad always told me to finishing school and now everybody in my family graduated college which is a big accomplishment for all 7 of us.
Joe Gaiter: Do you have a backup plan if you don’t make it to the NFL?
Moses Mondesir: All my marbles right now are in football because I believe if you worry about other things now, you will be not focus at the task at hand. Like I said earlier I do have a degree and I plan on getting my masters in physical therapy if football does not work out.
Joe Gaiter: When is your proday?
Moses Mondesir: March 9th.
Joe Gaiter: Where and how often are you training?
Moses Mondesir: I train 5 days a week M-F 7:30-11:00 At Dynamic Sports South in Houston, Texas.
Joe Gaiter: Final words?
Moses Mondesir: First off, I want to thank my Lord and savior for giving me this opportunity I have to play at the next level. I’m just blessed and thankful for this. I want to thank my brothers at WT “The Depot” and I want to thank my brothers Greg, Trey, and Casey. I also want to thank my family for supporting me and my coaching staff at WT especially my position coach Cooper Bassett. He pushed me to a new level this season I want to thank him for that. Thank you once again for this interview. I promise you I have a story to tell once it was all said and done.
NFL Draft Preview: West Texas A&M Moses Mondesir Interview with Joe Gaiter was last modified: January 25th, 2018 by Joseph Gaiter