November 29, 2021
"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

Diamond In The Rough: Simeon Ardoin

Simeon Ardoin is a class of 2021 5’8″ 150 pound quarterback out of Eunice High School in Eunice, Louisiana. Ardoin is a versatile, multipurpose athlete. He has excellent escapability as a quarterback and is a solid duel threat. He can also be solid in the run support on defense. As a sophomore at Eunice, he lead his team to a state championship. He has thrown for over 2,000 yards in his football career. He is also on the basketball and track & field team at Eunice High School.


When did you start playing football and was there anything specific that motivated you to play?

I started playing football when I was around six years old. Drew Brees motivated me to play! He was short, but could throw the ball and run the field.

You mentioned that you guys got to the state championship game one year! How would you describe the feeling of leading your team there when you were just a sophomore at the time? How was the journey there?

The feeling was amazing, but the journey to get there was definitely stressful. It was hard and took a lot of hard work. A lot of work was put in by us to get there.

So would you say that that has been the highlight of your football career, or was there another moment?

I would say getting to that game was the highlight of my career. Many doubted me due to my height, but I proved them wrong by leading my team to the state championship in 3A football! It motivated me to go harder and harder.

How would your coaches and teammates describe you as a player?

They would describe me as a leader. I always motivate other plays to do better and I keep a great attitude.

You also play two other sports at Eunice. What are your positions on those teams and how would you say they keep you prepared for football season?

In basketball, I can play all positions. I mostly play shooting guard. On the track, I participate in the 4×1, the 4×2, the 200 and the 100. They both have helped me improve my endurance. They make my speed faster. Basketball really helps me be more explosive in football as well.

What’s your favorite thing about being the quarterback?

I love that I am kind of the boss on the field! It’s great to have them look up to me out there.

What has football taught you?

Week six of my sophomore year, I tore my meniscus. I had to sit out for two weeks. While I sat out, I always thought about ways to deal with the injury as it was my first one. That taught me how to let my body rejuvenate and not rush anything. Football takes me away from the negativity in my area where I live.

What is your favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana?

I love the competition. The environments in the stadiums are great too. When two teams bring great crowds and energies, it is amazing.

Do you have any specific goals for this season?

Since it is my last season, I want to get back the Superdome and win it all. My main goal right now though is to win our week 1 game.

Have you always been at the quarterback position?

I have played safety before, that was during my freshman year when I was starting on varsity.

What would you bring to a college team and what are you looking for in a program?

I would bring a playmaker! I will bring a lot of energy, anything they need I can get it done. I can play any position they need me to play. I am looking for a four year scholarship so that I can better life for my family and get them out of Louisiana.

Three words to describe yourself are?

Loyal, trustworthy, and leader.