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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ron Johnson, RB, Valdosta State

What is your name?

Ron Erickson Johnson Junior

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 207lbs

What is your position?

Running back

Where do you play college football?

University of Connecticut/Valdosta State University

Where are you from?

Naples, Florida

Who is your role model, and why?

Marshawn Lynch, he live for his people, he’s misunderstood and don’t follow the crowd. He never forgot where he came from, and he’s earned every ounce of respect he has

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mrs. Stepp

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Track and Field

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Justin Hardy, Zay Jones

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Tshumbi Johnson

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

Mind of Maniac – Boosie

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

Demarco Murray, Sneaky speed, quick downhill runner get north and south fast, always run with authority and fall forward

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Overcoming my fear of fear, understanding that it does exist, and trying your mind to remain fearless and trust in God for better days, and nothing can break you

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I pray three times before each game, plan out my game outfit on the way to the game, chew two pieces a gum before kickoff

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

Scored a touchdown against Navy and knocked their safety helmet off at the goal line

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Giving my jerseys and gloves to my nephews after my games, giving them inspiration to do something positive in life

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Malcolm X, Tupac, Bob Marley

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