NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ron Johnson, RB, Valdosta State
What is your name?
Ron Erickson Johnson Junior
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
University of Connecticut/Valdosta State University
Where are you from?
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?
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?
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