Connor Diaz is a versatile player for St. Edmund Catholic High in Eunice, Louisiana. He plays Right Guard, Right Tackle, long snap, and Defensive Tackle. He is a class of 2022 athlete who is 6’1 and weighs 265 pounds. Connor is also a power lifter which he says helps him with football and vice versa. He uses his strength and power to block his defenders. He can be placed in multiple positions and can use his strength at whatever position he is placed. Connor has also made 1st Team All District, 1st Team All-Parish, and Honorable Mention for All-State. Connor benches 280 pounds and squats 380 pounds. Lastly, Connor maintains a 3.2 GPA.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in Eunice, LA. I was always a down home country boy. I’m a third finalist state power lifter. I found my love for power lifting and football.
How did you start playing football?
My parents got me into it around 5th or 6th grade. I was always the big kid in my class and that’s where it started.
What is your main goal for this season?
Win play offs and make it to a state championship.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from football?
To work as a team. There’s no I in team. For example, if one lineman misses his block, it affects the offense. We have to build each other up.
What is a long term achievement you want to accomplish?
For high school, I want to be an all-state offensive lineman. As a whole, I want to play college ball.
Who or what keeps you motivated?
The people that keep me motivated the most is my parents. My dad has been an assistant offensive lineman coach so he pushes me.
Who would you compare your style of play to and why?
The person I want to compare myself to is Quentin Nelson. His passion and he overpowers every defensive lineman he lines up against and I want to be like that.
What do you think sets you apart from other players?
My passion and drive for the game. I’ve been at this since day one. Ever since I watched it, I’ve wanted to play. I’ve grown up watching this sport.