Shane Carpenter | Louisiana Tech | OL
Twitter: @S_Carp66 | Instagram: @carpenter_66
Q: Tell us about your college (or pro) career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you choose Louisiana Tech?
A: I was lucky enough to be recruited by a lot of good schools, Louisiana Tech stuck out to me because of the brotherhood, coaching, and believed it was the best place to further my career. Got a chance with the 49ers rookie camp and then signed with Winnipeg Bluebombers beginning of 2020 but because of Covid I wasn’t able to play. To show my talent.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far? A: Making it on a team despite coming from a small school. And competition with myself since Covid becoming a better athlete.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Louisiana Tech?
A: Film preparation at Louisiana tech with my o line coach was very crucial it showed me just how much the game is mental. That the more I prepared the better I played.
Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?
A: I have learned the perseverance and dedication will always keep you on track but that there is so many outside factors that can take you away from the game so make every moment count.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: I majored in Kinesiology in college and after football I would like to work in big business to help a business become more healthy and happy for their work environment. With physical and mental health.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: Hard worker, rooted in beliefs and a bother that would be there for anyone.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: Would say a slip screen when I was in college and the running back carving the ball right as I hit the corner and taking it to the house.
I have learned the perseverance and dedication will always keep you on track but that there is so many outside factors that can take you away from the game so make every moment count.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: Biggest challenge has been to not listen to the hate. That your on your own journey and no one can stop you. And to keep pushing with others will quit.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: I would like to compare my self to Lane Johnson, similar build and love his work ethic
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: I am dedicated to perfecting my craft and going to work harder than anyone in the room and I hate to lose at anything. I wanna win and play this game.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I have been involved in my church community in college and at home giving back as much as I can if that’s with time, labor, or anything that can help I believe it goes a long way.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I’m training everyday to not have any doubt left on the table. I’m not here to please anyone else’s agenda, I wanna show people that I can play this game at any level.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: To become a staple on a NFL roster, a guy that teams must have.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: I enjoy fishing, hunting, and other outdoor things on the water and in the mountains. Anything outdoors. And I love movies.
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A: That what we do in this life matters, if we are a good person and we have a higher calling then you hold yourself to standards that society cannot stop you. That your living proof anyone can make it.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My father would have to be the most influential person I met in my life. He’s always taught me what it meant to work. To grind when all you wanna do is stop. And I take his work ethic into this game and to my career if thats football or after.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: I really enjoy reading and finding new books, my favorites are fictional history novels.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: my dream job would be an NFL football player and to be a father.