Downingtown East graduate Kyle Lauletta, who is projected to be a mid-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, is on the cusp of achieving his lifelong dream, writes Kimberley Martin for The Washington Post.
Throughout the last 10 years, Lauletta, a quarterback who excelled at the University of Richmond, was motivated by his detractors.
“It makes you want to work harder and achieve your goal because it feels sweet when you can prove people wrong,” Lauletta said.
Lauletta’s leadership skills and accuracy gained the attention of pro scouts. In four seasons with the Spiders on the FCS level, the lower tier of Division I, he threw for 10,465 yards and 73 touchdowns while completing 63.5 percent of his passes.
“I think I’ve proved that even if you go to a small school, you can still perform,” Lauletta said. “And if you’re good enough to play in the NFL, they’ll find you.”
“He just fits in, goes out there and competes,” said ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper.