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Fitzgerald talks about his pro day workout
Nick Fitzgerald 2016 MSU
Nick Fitzgerald at Mississippi State. - photo by Mississippi State Athletics photo

Former Richmond Hill High School football standout Nick Fitzgerald had his pro day at Mississippi State on March 27 in Starkville. The NFL draft is April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

Here’s what he told the Mississippi State associate athletic director Brandon Langlois about the process.

Q: What has the process been like?

NF: “Honestly, since the bowl game, it has been a blast. There has never been a time in my life where all I have to do is wake up, work out, throw a football a couple of times and go to sleep. Overall, I have really enjoyed the whole process. I have really enjoyed being down in Florida with XPE. I want to thank my quarterback coach for working with me a lot. I just had a good time with it.”

Q: What are some positions you have been evaluated on? 

NF: “From what I know, people are showing a lot of interest as a quarterback. It is great I can come out here and show that I can do a lot of other things. I am completely fine and willing to go out and play in any position and do what I need to do to make the team, but first and foremost, quarterback."

Q: What have you focused on since the end of the season?

 NF: “Just really consistency. That has been the main thing people have said the last couple of years. To me, I would stack up my best five throws against someone else’s first five throws. It has just been hard to do it consistently. That is what I have struggled with. That is something I have to work on and continue to work on.”

Q: Do you feel like you have done your best to prepare?

NF: “Absolutely. Every day, I wake up and try to go get a workout in or try to go throw. I am trying to take care of my body and eat right. I went down to work with the best possible people I could in Fort Lauderdale at XPE. I have the best quarterback coach that you can find. I surrounded myself with some of the best people in the industry just to make sure I was going to be prepared for all of it. I think when I had opportunities, I went out and ceased them. Everything does not always go perfect but I think I had two good shows at the [NFL] Combine.”

Q: What is it like to be out here with your teammates for the last time?

NF: “It is sad that it probably will be the last time most of us go out on a field together. It is a bittersweet thing. I think we all really enjoyed the time we spent together the last few years. I feel like everyone here had a pretty good showing. To kind of cap all of that off on a high note, we just go out there and throw the ball around and catch it to just have a good time.”

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