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Football Player Radar: Robert Gausi (CB) University of Minnesota Crookston
Football Player Radar: Robert Gausi (CB) University of Minnesota Crookston
Sonny Black | 07/26/16 | 2:43 PM EDT 0 Comments
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In our "Football Player Radar" Series we highlight promising football players that are flying below the radar.

Robert Gausi has had an illustrious career as a Cornerback and Special Teams player for the University of Minnesota Crookston. Robert exhibits versatility as he excels at both the CB position and in Special Teams. Robert excels as a man coverage corner, competes on the field, quick to read run and pass plays, superior tackler with great hips.
Position: CB | Special Teams
College: U of Minn-Crookston
Team: Free Agent
Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN
Birth Date: 1/22/90
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195 lbs
40-Yard: 4.56
Pro Shuttle: 4.4
Vertical: 36"
Broad Jump: 9.5 ft
225 lb Reps: 12x

Robert delivered competitive numbers across all measurables at his Pro Day. Robert had a Vertical of 36" which placed him in the Top 15 of all DBs at the 2016 NFL Combine.


Q: What is the fondest memory of your college career and/or semi-pro?

One of my fondest memory of my college career was building a brotherly bond with my teammates. Each year we grew stronger as brothers rather than just only teammates.  

Q: Who was the toughest competitor you faced in college and/or semi-pro?

My toughest competitor was Bemidji State university. They were our number one rival that ranked 23rd in the nation and 2nd in the conference. 

Q: What was your best game in college or semi-pro football?

My best game in college was against Southwest Minnesota State University. That was my first game played at University of Minnesota-Crookston as a starting cornerback. I got 14 tackles, 1 pick for 47 yards, 3 ball knock down, and played against a Division2 Heisman trophy winner in the state. 

Q: What was your favorite NFL team growing up?

My Favorite NFL team was and still is the Minnesota Vikings.

Q: Who was your favorite player? 

My favorite player was and still is Adrian Peterson.

Q: Which current NFL player most resembles you? 

Patrick Peterson – He’s man corner and I consider myself as that. Also, he is a very hard working player and puts his all in whatever he does no matter what the obstacles may be.

Q: What would your former teammates say about you?

My former teammates would say that I’m a hard working person and a great leader on and off the field. 

Q: What are you presently doing as far as training? 

Right now I’m working for a window and door company trying to help my mom since she not able to work.

Q: What is your favorite combine drill (40, Shuttle, 3-Cone, Bench, Broad, Vert)?

My Favorite Combine drill is the 40yd because I love to run. When I was in high school I ran the 400 for track and field because I’m a long distance runner. 

Q: Why do you believe you have been flying below the radar as a football player? 

I believe just coming from a small high school and to another small University like Crookston not many professional teams look at player from a small college and believe they can complete on a high level but there are so many good players in D2 that many people don’t know about and specially if you playing in the NSIC Conference that have 16 teams and only two are usually accepted in the playoff. 

Q: What do you want to do besides football?

I want to be a Juvenile parole officer, correction officer or police; something that has to do with the Criminal Justice field. 

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

Throw football around with friends or play soccer. 

Q: If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be and why? 

If I can have a dinner with any three people: Nelson Mandela, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Antoine Winfield. I would want to have dinner with Nelson Mandela because, as a child, he was my hero. I admired him not only because of what he did for his country but for the world as a whole. 

I would also have dinner with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf just to thank her for what she is doing for my birth country Liberia. 

Lastly, I would have dinner with Antoine Winfield because I just want to learn from him. I watched this man every Sunday and never saw him miss a tackle and that’s part of my game. I don’t like to miss tackles.

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