Robert A Baker Jr | Southeastern University | WR

Twitter: @robbake1010 | Instagram: @robbake10

Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: First and foremost, HARDWORKING, dependable, dedicated, great people person, a leader when I need to be, never shy away from pressure. Those are just a few things my former teammates would say about me. I am the go to guy on the team. I always have a smile on my face. I can be serious when I need to be or goofy to help cheer someone up. I am also the hard one who drags my teammates to the gym after our team practice or brings them to the field on the weekends in the off season.

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge has been trying to get an opportunity in order to play at the pro level. With one thing after another, I have just continued to train and workout and continue to stay positive.

Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A: Larry Fitzgerald. We are both 6’3 and around the same weight. He is a possession receiver like myself. He is not the fastest receiver in the league but makes up for it in other aspects such as his crisp route running, unbelievable hands and his consistency. He is a deep ball threat who can take the top off, as am I. He is also dependable on and off of the field. All of those things correlate with myself as an athlete and an individual. 

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: I would say my biggest strength is dependability. On and off the field, I am a dependable athlete, friend and leader. You can always count on me to make catches and play to my ultimate ability. Scouts should consider me because I am a hardworking, dependable, talented and motivated athlete and team player.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Yes I am. I actually just did a bowling event with rainbow connection out here in Michigan and their make a wish children. It was an amazing time. Since I am living on a 9-5 income currently, I do not have extra money to do certain things like I want to for children like this but I made it work. With the help of my agent, we found a bunch of companies to donate gifts for the children which I wrapped for them. We got a pizza place to donate a couple pies for the kids and a bowling alley willing to donate a few lanes for a few hours. I have always been involved in the community and will continue to give back beyond football.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement would be to finally have my last name on the back of a professional jersey and to be able to run down the NFL field. I want to give back to kids that are like me, who have fallen through the cracks or may have been overlooked but refuse to give up for what they believe in.

Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?

A: When I am not playing football, I enjoy training other young athletes and helping them to reach their personal goals.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: My girlfriend. She never allowed me to give up on myself or my dream. We have been together for years now and she has been through it all with me. I remember late nights under the lights, I would run routes on the ladder and she would throw me the football or be recording my feet work so I knew how to correct or improve on the drill.