Pierre Desir Interview
Sr. / Lindenwood / CB

Updated - 2-9-14

By: Alex Khvatov

 

Alex Khvatov:  Describe your experience at the East/West Shrine Game.
 
Pierre Desir:  It was a great experience.  I had the chance to come out and compete against some great talent.  I had a lot of fun.  I showed everyone that I am able to compete against players from bigger schools.     
 
Alex Khvatov:  What are you trying to prove to scouts here at the Senior Bowl? 
 
Pierre Desir:  The level of competition that I faced shouldn’t be an issue.  I will come out here and compete.  I will be physical and fluid with my technique.  I want to show that I can be an all-around great corner. 
 
Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths? 
 
Pierre Desir:  I know how to use my hands to knock the receivers off their routes.  I attack the ball well when it is in the air. 
 
Alex Khvatov:  You have 25 career interceptions, how did you come up with that many picks? 
 
Pierre Desir:  I was just in the right place at the right time.  I took a couple of chances, but not too many chances where I put myself in a bad position.  I was just in the right place and I was doing what the coaches told me to do. 
 
Alex Khvatov:  What was the highlight of your career? 
 
Pierre Desir:  The highlight of my career was winning the Cliff Harris award (nation’s top small college defensive player of the year) after my senior year.  There were 5,000 finalists from Division II schools and NAIA colleges.  It was my biggest accomplishment to get that ward.  It is something that I will always remember.      
 
Alex Khvatov:  You are a father, what has that taught you about life? 
 
Pierre Desir:  I learned that I needed to make a lot of sacrifices for my family.  I had to do whatever I needed to do in order to provide for them.  My family is my motivation.  My daughter and my wife are the reason why I wake up.  They are the reason why I go out here and grind it out.  My family pushes me to do my best. 
 
Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Pierre Desir is…. 
 
Pierre Desir:  I am a different player on and off the field.  Off the field, I am a father.  I like to hang out with my kids.  On the field, I am more aggressive and physical. 

 


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