The walk from the locker room to post-game interviews in the linebacker meeting room is not an easy one but Quentin Gause was often first in the door during a turbulent 2015 season.
After a blown 21-point lead on Senior Day, Gause was first in the door and answered every question that came his way less than an hour after his college career ended. Gause was the only defensive player that spoke after his unit surrendered 656 yards.
"It's emotional but it's something you have to do," Gause said on his post-game responsibilities. "I love this team and my teammates. It's very emotional to know this is it."
Gause took his role as a defensive team captain seriously. He was the only Rutgers captain that played in every game of the season. He finished with 96 tackles and a team-high 12 TFLs as the clear most-valuable defender in 2015.
"For me personally, I'm starting for the next phase," Gause said. "I'm going to start training - first off for the NFL PA game that's on January 23rd. Hopefully, I'll get an NFL Combine invite and that comes up at the end of December."