LRU Spotlight: Interview with Augsburg University Quarterback, Quinn Frisell

Height: 6’3
Weight: 200

Overview: Quinn Frisell is a junior who started off his college career at Itasca Community College and Robert Morris University before continuing his college career at Augsburg University. In 3 games, Frisell has 1,020 passing yards and had 12 touchdowns.

C: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing Augsburg University?

QF: I started out a Itasca Community College then committed to Robert Morris University. I wanted to come back to my home state of Minnesota so Augsburg being in Minneapolis seemed to be a perfect fit. I loved the coaches and guys on the team.

C: How do you plan on making yourself stand out and noticed by NFL scouts?

QF: I am taking things day by day and enjoying the moment with my teammates and letting my performance on the field and trusting God’s plan to do the rest.

C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?

QF: I would say one of my strenghts is being able to overcome adversity. I have had have battled through a lot of things through my transfers and attending a junior college. I think as a student athlete that has benefited me in helping me become mentally tough and never giving up on my dreams.

C: What separates you from the other players at your position?

QF: My drive. I have been knocked down many times but I have never given up and have turned every distraction into a lesson. I believe that I will outwork a lot of athletes at my position as I am hungry for success and striving for my goals.

C: What pressures are there during games to complete plays/succeed. How do you deal with these pressures?

QF: As a quarterback you feel pressure in every situation on the field as the offense is run through you. I practice real hard and watch a lot of film so when a situation like that comes in a game it feels natural. I keep my composure real well on the field and I think that benefits me under pressure.

C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?

QF: I try and model my game after Johnny Manziel. I think that we play similar in ways such as extending plays making something out of nothing and also the ability to be a running threat and passing threat as a QB is huge. Try to use my athletic ability to make plays just like Johnny.

C: Who is the toughest player you’ve ever faced in your college career?

QF: The toughest players I have faced in my college career are Joseph Putu who plays corner for the University of Florida and Eji Ejiya who plays linebacker for the University of North Texas.

C: When did you first fall in love with playing football?

QF: My dad is a head high school coach so I was around the game since I can remember. I fell in love with the game being around his players who always told me to work hard and anything is possible.

C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?

QF: When it comes to game day rituals I like to keep to myself. I find a room in the athletic center away from everyone else and listen to music and visualize the plays I am going to make.

C: What is the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you in your college career?

QF: While playing junior college ball I reached out coaches sending film trying to get recruited by them, I had some tell me I wasn’t good enough for their level. And that was inspirational to me because it made me work hard to try and prove them wrong. I feel I have been doubted a lot in my life with football so having the success I am having right now is great and wouldn’t be possible without my teammates and coaches here at Augsburg.

Locker Room Update would like to thank Quinn Frisell for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as a professional football player.

Follow him on Twitter: @Quinn_Frisell

Christa is a syndicated New York Jets beat writer and acts as the primary talent scout for Locker Room Update, where she interviews college football players from around the nation. You can follow her author page on Facebook here for the latest updates.

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