My Life As An NFL Draft Prospect: Kyle Lauletta

Apr 12, 2018 | by Kyle Lauletta, CBS Local Sports

The 2018 NFL Draft is set for Thursday, April 26th through Saturday, April 28th. As the stars of the college game get ready to find out where they will begin their NFL journey, CBS Local Sports’ “My Life As” series will give them an opportunity to talk about how they got to this point and what they expect from the future in their own words.

Today, we check in with Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta. A Downingtown, Pennsylvania product, Lauletta’s roots in football stretch back generations. He spent five years (one red-shirt) at Richmond University where he tallied over 10,000 yards passing and 73 touchdowns while completing over 63-percent of his passes. His stats may suggest it was easy, but as he’ll tell you, there were plenty who doubted him along the way.

I’ve been doubted my whole life. I was always telling people growing up that I was going to play in the NFL and everybody just said ‘yeah, sure kid. Whatever you say.’ But, I just kept working, kept pushing through the tough times and disappointments. That’s what’s gotten me to where I am now, on the verge of being drafted into the NFL.

Football is in my blood. My grandfather was a long-time coach, and my father and uncle played in college. My brother and I loved to play all sports, but we really gravitated to football because we had idolized my dad growing up. Seeing the pictures and watching the videos of him playing I wanted to be just like him. My dad and my older brother are probably the two biggest influences in my football career.

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