May 14, 2021

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Diamond In The Rough: Reese Mooney

Reese Mooney is a class of 2023 quarterback from Denham Springs High School in Denham Springs, Louisiana. Reese is 6’1 and weighs around 190 pounds with a bench press of 200. He uses his frame to his advantage when looking over his offensive line. Mooney is phenomenal at running the ball and kills the defense when doing so. Reese currently is exciding in the classroom with a 3.9 GPA and is waiting to take the ACT.

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What things are you looking for most in a football program? I am mostly looking for good coaches, facilities, and a goof fan base. Also, tradition is cool.

What motivated you to get into playing this sport? I always played baseball but throwing the football and watching football with my dad made me start love the game.

What does football mean to you? Football means a lot. Everything actually. It’s a time to be free and play with your friends and play for the town you live in. That’s important to me. I want to win for Denham and my coaches and the people that come to the games.

What’s your favorite thing about your position? My favorite thing would have to be that I am in charge of everything, and all eyes are on you.

What would you say are your main strengths on the field? My main strength would be throwing on the run, good at feeling pressure and escaping, throwing from different arm angles.

Three words to describe yourself. Leader, work. Dedicated.

How do you balance your schoolwork and football? I get most of my work at school and don’t goof off much and I always make time to focus on my craft. I also go to tutoring if I need it.

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Do you have a favorite NFL or College Athlete? Zac Wilson BYU or Patrick Mahomes.

What would you like to major in? Physical Therapy or coaching in college.

What’s been the highlight of your football career? A highlight in my career would be becoming the starter at my high school. Also getting my first D1 offer from Coach Kelly at FAU. Crazy exciting moment. I will never forget it. Means so much when a coach trust in you.

What type of things do you do in your offseason to keep yourself in shape? I keep myself in shape by playing baseball and working out with my coaches.

What has football taught you about yourself or life? Football has taught me how to overcome adversity and how to hold yourself accountable. Our Head Coach Beard teaches that.

What would you bring to a college team? I would bring energy, a player that loves the game, and constant love for my teammates.

What would you say are some of your strengths? A few of my strengths would be my arm strength throwing on run and leading my teammates and being able to escape the pockets.

How do you prepare for an upcoming game? We get together as a team with the coaches go over game plan and work on it all week.

How would your coaches and teammates describe you? My coaches would describe me as s a team player and hard worker that thrives to win. Last year was a tough year for my team so I would want them to do everything I could to help my team do good this year.