A winter of NFL training did not change Quentin Gause in terms of attitude. Known as a hard worker and leader for Rutgers football, he displayed the same confidence and class in a return to campus last week.
With a 4.75 40-yard dash, 23 reps on the bench press and solid drill work in front of NFL scouts, Gause strengthened his case as a draft pick.
"Hopefully I achieved what I set out to do, and I feel like I did," Gause said. "Seeing those numbers [of NFL Combine participants], it motivates me to do better."
The Rochester, N.Y., native spoke thankfully about former Rutgers linebacker coach Bob Fraser. He also expressed excitement in the transition to coach Chris Ash's vision for Rutgers, where his younger brother Joseph is a red-shirt freshman receiver.
"Bob Fraser, that's Uncle Fraser," Gause said of the former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker coach. "He's a great guy. We still stay in contact. We were like his sons. He definitely has a lot of knowledge of the game and we learned so much from him. We would meet with him every night, Monday through Friday literally probably eight to 10 studying film just wanting to be great."