Name: Eldin Anu
School: Robert Morris University
Q: How did you get started playing football?
My friend and I were watching TV together and he turned on football which created a bond for us to talk about and made me interested in trying out for football. So, in 6th grade I went and tried out for the football team.
Q: What separates you from all the other athletes trying to become a professional?
I believe that I am discipline. I embrace the challenge of becoming a great professional athlete and focus on details for proper preparation.
Q: Tell us about your college choice, career and what the recruiting process was like.
Recruitment process was smooth for me I enjoyed the process. Mostly FCS, MAC and ACC schools showed interest in me. My first offer came from Kent State at an Ohio State camp. I first played at Kent State for my first two years of college, than I transfered to Robert Morris for a better opportunity for myself and future. At RMU I was a team captain.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
To be able to say I went to school for free on a scholarship offer.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff?
I learned to remain physically and mentally tough throughout practices, wins vs losses, and juggling constructive criticism with my own expectations for myself.
Q: What is/was your biggest challenge and how do/did you manage it?
Changing schools, I pretty much worked hard and gain the trust of my teammates.
Q: What is your biggest strength or X factor that you bring to a professional team? My discipline and adaptability. I mentioned this previously but I find it more important to be able to adapt to different coaching styles and gameplans while still remaining consistent.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
The most influential person in my life is my mother,Christina, and all my brothers. They have always supported me no matter what and have always been by my side.
Q: What are your goals with football? If football does not work out, then what?
My goals with football is to honor my Lord and savior Jesus Christ and be a role model to the kids that are watching me play. I have always been a motivational person. If football doesn’t work out I plan on going to Grad school than finding a career that interest me the most so I would not have to work a day in my life.
Q: How did you prepare for the National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations?
I prepared at (GP) Grossetti Performance in New Castle PA. My coach and trainer Terry Grossetti and his staff trained me on every workout pertaining to me performing at the combine and pro day. They made sure I consistently take the right steps and do the things over and over so it just becomes muscle memory. My expectations is dominating in every drill and leave everything out on the field with no regret. I’m coming to Indy on a business trip.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
My ultimate achievement would be a team picking me up in the next level and motivating others that the process is possible with prayers, hardwork and positivity.
Q: If you have to compare yourself to a current pro player, who would it be and why?
It would be Chris Harris Jr for the Broncos and Matthew Slater for the Patriots. CHJ is a physical defensive back he plays hard, he flies to the ball and attack the ball in the air. MS is a great special team player and doesn’t take plays of on Punt team. He competes day in and day out. Those two players pretty much play the way I play.