Player Spotlight: Paul Tremblay

Interview with Santa Fe Christian lineman

Our next interview comes with Santa Fe Christian offensive lineman Paul Tremblay. The all league OL helped lead Santa Fe Christian HS to a second straight CIF D4 title. Here is what he had to say… What were your stats from last season? And honors?
Paul Tremblay:
I was 1st team all league for offense; I also received the linemen of the year award that my team (Santa Fe Christian) gives out every year. I had 47 in season tackles and 1 sack and 13 rushes on the QB, 7 (helped cause) interceptions.

PrepCA: What is your official height and weight?

Paul: 6'2 ½" and 260 lbs.


PrepCA: What is your greatest football memory?

Paul: My sophomore year we beat Valley Center by 1 point with a field goal in the last 30 seconds of the game and I was out on the field during the field goal, watching that ball go through the uprights, well its one of the best feelings I've ever had.


PrepCA: What are your goals for the upcoming season?

Paul: One, I would really enjoy beating Torrey Pines, our season opener. They are the D 1 Champs of the last two years, and I want people to know that just cause were D 4 doesn't mean we cant compete with D 1 programs. If we beat them, that would be a big step for our program. However I don't like to put everything on one game so I'd also like to win Qualcomm once again for the third year in a row beating some of the top schools in the county.

PrepCA: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
Yes, I have already attended the Westcoast Football camp and the Fresno State camp, I will also be attending the Nike camp on June 18th in Oregon and the SDSU big man camp the 22nd and 23rd. I'm also preparing for this season by lifting hard in the weight room and we just finished spring ball. It was a good way to get back in the swing of things, the team looks good.

PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
I have worked hard to improve my movement off the line and my strength so I can hit harder. I would like to keep improving on never stopping until someone has to pull me off of whomever I'm blocking, even after the whistle is blown. I would also like to work on working harder in practice and never taking a day off no matter how tired I am. If I can do all that, I would be very happy with myself.

PrepCA: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Josh O'Brien and Ryan King are both D 1 athletes. Ryan is fast and one of the best athletes I've met, he could possibly be MVP at the Oregon Nike camp. Josh is our Quarterback and he keeps improving everyday, he'll put up some numbers this season.

PrepCA: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
I would love to play D1, but right now it's hard to say where I'm looking. All I know is I want to play in college.

PrepCA: Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
No offers, but I'm currently being looked at by Fresno State, UC Davis, University of Washington, UTEP, SDSU Wheaton, Montana, Wesleyan, and Trinity College.

PrepCA: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
I would love to stay in state; I hope I don't have to leave California.

PrepCA: What would your top 5 college choices be?
If I had the choice I would choose USC, UCLA, Miami, Cal Berkley, and University of Hawaii.

PrepCA: What will be a big factor when choosing a school?
It will probably come down to location.

PrepCA: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
Lemont Butler from Horizon because I remember my sophomore. year the first time I went to block him he hit me so hard and I don't even think my block slowed him up even a little bit, he just kept going and I learned from that.

PrepCA: What other sports do you play?
Throughout high school I have played Lacrosse, Baseball, Wrestling, and Golf.

PrepCA: What are your best lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40?
My best bench is 260, my best squat is 385, my best power clean is 200, and my best 40 time is 5.36.

PrepCA: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Coach Sipe would say that I'm hard working, I don't settle for good because goodness is the enemy of greatness. He would say that I'm coachable and he always tells me that "The faster you get, the more D1 colleges you'll have breathing down your neck."

PrepCA: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Ray Lewis because he never quits and he never lets pain get to him, he is a true football player. You can dislocate his shoulder and he'll tear your head off the next play with that same shoulder, that's why I love him.

PrepCA: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
To never give up on your dreams because with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

PrepCA: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
My team (SFC) will tear apart D 4 all the way to Qualcomm, we will be the best team SFC has ever seen.

PrepCA: What position do you think you will play in college?
Probably Offensive line because I just don't think I'll be fast enough to play D line, but I'll go wherever they want me.

PrepCA: What can a college program expect from you as a player?
That I'll never quit; I'll work hard in the weight room and push my teammates on and off the field. Every chance the coaches give me in a game they won't regret. And that whether I'm starting or not I will contribute as much I as can to the team all the time. I'll never take a day off; I'll always give 100 percent.


PrepCA would like to thank Paul for his time and wish him luck in his search for a three-peat. Anyone wishing to contact Paul, may email

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