Terrence Austin – NFL Draft
Joe was called by Atlas Strategies in New York to join founder Mark Magazu for a week in Orange County working with Coach Bill Cunerty and trainer Travelle Gaines while they prepared Terrence Austin for the NFL Draft. This included lecturing, one on one training sessions and field workouts. Terrence was a top contender.
Terrence was extremely fast, extremely strong and extremely professional, but he was quiet. He didn’t showcase the lion inside, but the interest was there. They had to show that he was more than a skill; it had to be shown that this star was a lion!
Joe filmed Terrence alongside other taller, bigger and louder athletes as he matched their workouts pound for pound. He captured video of his speed, his agility and his peers talking him up. He gathered interview footage from his coaches and trainers and assembled it together with footage from his game plays in college.
This went for a week while looking for the key moments that would really show he was a fierce contender ready to take charge of the game. Literally hours of footage and on the last day he got it. During an interview, Terrance opened up on camera and showed viewers the drive and determination that lay under the surface. Not at all unlike Jerry McGuire, it was the a matter of how he addressed the camera that made the difference.
Here is the letter Joe received from his manager after he was chosen for the NFL Draft.
I finally have a breather and wanted to thank you for all the work you did for Terrence. There can be no doubt whatsoever that your work helped get him drafted – the videos helped me TREMENDOUSLY to get the word out. You and I took a guy who was ranked 78 and pulled him all the way into the draft to 24.
I have a feeling we’ll work again in the future.
“We did work together again, with Patrick Witt … but that’s an entirely different story.” ~ Joe