Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Pete Hendrickson: I feel that my biggest strength is my love and passion for the game. I love going to work every day doing something I love. I have great work ethic I do a lot of stuff away from the field to prepare myself on the field.
Scott Porter: What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment football wise?
Pete Hendrickson: I feel that my biggest accomplishment is starting 36 games during my career at Tulane. I have a lot of experience and a lot of starts to go with that.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Pete Hendrickson: My ultimate goal for the NFL is to play 10 plus year and to win a Super Bowl.
Scott Porter: Is there a player you try to match you game after or that you admire in the NFL right now?
Pete Hendrickson: Ravens LB, Ray Lewis. The passions and love he plays is something I really like in him. He has great leadership skills and makes his teammates much better. His teammates look up to him and he leads by example.
Scott Porter: What type of a person is an NFL team getting in Pete Hendrickson?
Pete Hendrickson: They are getting a guy they can count on to make the right decisions on and off the field. They don’t have to worry about me doing the right things because I will do the right things. I am not the type of player you have to keep an eye on and worry about away from the game. I will always give 100% effort in practice and on game day.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence throughout your career?
Pete Hendrickson: I would have to mention three people with this question. First my High School Offensive Coordinator, Steve DeBerg. He always believed in me and told me I could be one of the best tackles in the start of Florida. Also, my college coach Mark Hudson, he always pushed me and kept reminding me I was good enough to play in the NFL. I would also like to mention my parents, they went to every single football game of mine while I was in college and were always there to support me and encourage me.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the biggest adjustment from the college level to the NFL level?
Pete Hendrickson: The speed of the game, college you are playing against good players but you aren’t getting the best of the best week in and week out like you will be in the NFL. In the NFL you have to prepare a lot tougher week in and week out and study a lot of film. You’re going against great players each week.
Scott Porter: What will you miss most about playing college football at Tulane?
Pete Hendrickson: I will miss going to work with my family that is my teammates every week. I will miss all of my friends on the Tulane football team that I have made.
Scott Porter: What will you be doing from now until the NFL draft to prepare yourself for the NFL?
Pete Hendrickson: I will be working out a lot. I just finished up my 10th workout of the week. I will be working hard in the weight room to get better on the field. I have to watch what I eat and listen to my trainer and agents and have them help me prepare myself the best I can. I have been training with Josh Coopers training down in Tampa, FL. I have been working on my speed and strength a lot down there. I have also been invited to play in the Texas vs The Nation Senior Bowl All-Star game.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Pete Hendrickson: I started fishing again. My neighbor has a paddle boat so my friends and I take it out every now and then to catch some bass. It helps take my mind off the stress during workouts.
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