Meet 2023 NFL Draft Prospect Nicholai Sauer, LS, St. Mary’s

Nicholai Sauer the star longsnapper from St. Mary's University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
Nicholai Sauer the star longsnapper from St. Mary’s University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

  • Name:  Nicholai Sauer
  • Position: Long Snapper
  • College: St. Mary’s
  • Height: 6 feet
  • Weight: 215
  • Instagram: Nicholai_Sauer

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

Hard working dedicated to my craft and always will work hardest to be the best.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

Started playing football at the age of grade 8

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I will never quit and will not stop working until I am the best 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

Rescuing stray dogs 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Live your life like it’s your last because tomorrow is never guaranteed 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My father Alexander Sauer

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

Isaac Foord

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Bad manners 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

Moving to a new province and learning to live and pay bills on my own 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

The small class sizes, the effort your profs put in one and on with you to see you succeed, and the varsity athletes are always made sure to be taken care of 

What is your favorite snack food? 

Mozzarella sticks

What is the best part of football? 


If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

I will always try and overcome any challenges life has and will throw at me

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be? 

Luke Rhodes

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

My grandparents and my father, due to having the best relationship and always teaching me about life and giving me the motivation to be the best version of myself.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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