DITR: RB Cole St. Pierre, Vandebilt Catholic High School (Houma, LA)

Meet Vandebilt Catholic High School’s powerhouse, Cole St. Pierre. In addition to being a beast on the field, this 5’8″ and 175-pound athlete excels in the classroom as well, with a strong 3.2 GPA. He’s a five-year football player with a strong GPA, making him an ideal example of a student-athlete.

Everything Cole does demonstrates his dedication to getting better. Whether it’s in the weight room or on the practice field, he doesn’t hesitate to work hard. He sets the bar for dedication and persistence as a vital part of his team.

As a running back, Cole possesses unquestionable strength and agility on the field. His strong upper body and remarkable lower body flexibility make him a perfect fit for the physically demanding position of running back. However, his natural intuition and sharp field vision are what really make him stand out. He sees plays before they happen and moves gracefully and precisely through the chaos.

Speed is crucial in football, and Cole understands this better than most. He’s committed himself to increasing his speed because he knows it’s essential to his on-field success. His increased speed is evidence of his unwavering drive for perfection and his readiness to go above and beyond personal boundaries.

Coaches and teammates alike find inspiration in his passion, work ethic, and tenacity. And while he keeps making his impact on the football field, one thing is for sure: this outstanding young talent has no limits.

How did you get started in football, and what inspired you to play the sport?

I only started playing football because all of my friends were but I soon fell in love with the sport and ever since then it’s been my passion.

Can you share a memorable moment or game that stands out in your football career so far?

My most memorable moment was my first touchdown I ever scored in 7th grade. Ever since that moment I gained a hunger to score as much as I could.

What positions do you enjoy playing the most, and why?

My favorite position to play is running back because of how physical the position is and the number of opportunities I can get from the both the backfield or out wide.

How do you balance schoolwork and football during the season?

 I believe that school work always comes first. We are student-athletes, so naturally the student part comes first

What aspects of your game do you feel you have improved upon the most since you started playing?

I feel that I have greatly improved my feel for the game overall. The more and more i understand it, the easier it gets. Also, my speed. Speed is a key factor in the game of football and my offseason is dedicated to speed and agility work. 

What are your individual goals for the upcoming football season?

Within the upcoming season I would like to outperform myself from this past season and make it to the state championship.

Are there any professional football players you look up to, and if so, why? 

Players that I look up to are Barry Sanders, Christian McCafferey, and Adrian Peterson. Each of these backs had phenomenal achievements throughout their careers and I like to model the way I play based off these players.

How do you stay motivated during practices and training sessions, especially when facing tough drills or exercises?

Whenever i need motivation throughout a practice or drill I like to think about why I’m doing this, what I want in my future, and my self goals that need to be accomplished.

What advice would you give to other young players? 

I would tell younger players to push through adversity. If they really want to be great then they have to put it the work. It’s not always fun but it’s necessary. 

Aside from football, what is an interesting fact about you? 

 I love hunting and fishing on my free time, along with hanging out with friends and family. 

Which college would you most like to play for? 

My dream was always to be able to play for LSU.

What are your biggest strengths on the field? 

I believe that some of my greatest strengths are my agility, balance, vision, and explosiveness.

How has playing football impacted other areas of your life, such as academics and personal life?

Playing football has made me a more disciplined person and made me think about what my actions could result in.