Rodney Molette | Bethany College | WR
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Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Bethany College?
A: My college career was rememberable I was able to compete and play the game that changed my life. I attended Bethany College after a fellow teammate called me and ask if I wanted to come be great. I agreed and now I finished as a Swede. I was able to play to my abilities and set and break records placing myself 2nd in school history in every category. Those records haven’t been touched in years and I’m proud that I was able to be apart of something great.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: my biggest accomplishments to me would be that i kept at it. I went through depression and wanting to give it all up when I hit my lowest of the low. I fought and i showed that no matter what I control my future by following the path laid out for me.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Bethany College?
A: I learned that even depicted on coming last in the conference it’s the dog in you that will come out and show himself in the heat of battle. My dog wasn’t with me my first game had to get the nerves out, but once the ball got to rolling I vowed for myself and my family to unleash it every time.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: My major was Psychology. I am currently a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) I work with kids who have autism and help them becoming their greater self. I love my job and working with kids is something I want to do with my choice of major and degree. I will eventually go to medical school and become a psychiatric physician assistant.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: “That boy will catch anything”, they would say I’m a silent leader. I rather show you better than I can tell you. I was a leader for my receiving core and I made sure we were brothers. My teammates would say I can set the tone on offense with explosive plays or just bringing the energy that’s needed.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: The most memorable play I love to flashback to, was on a Sunday after rain delay on Saturday we got word that one of my teammates sister passed away coming to the game. I dedicated that game to him and his family. I went 9rec 199yards and 2TDs we won that game 57-43.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: my biggest challenge has been facing my demons, I have fought years of negativity and downs that I am working on myself coming up. I have a beautiful daughter Lai’lani Molette. I wanted to quite everything and just work somewhere and never finish. But prayer and Dedication goes a long way. When you have a purpose you become more devoted.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: I can compare myself to Terrell Owens, the route running, the hands the drive and want to be one of the greatest ever to do it. No matter what level!
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: I bring the desire to win and to continue building a legacy and industry. I want to win and I want my team to be able to feed off me. I know everything isn’t about winning and nothing is perfect but if you think that way, then you will be that. I’m a winner god set me on this path for a reason, being able to see our these eyes and have these abilities and the desire to show someone who has never met me that coming from the bottom there are still diamonds here.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I am volunteering at one of my old quarterbacks middle school to help his receivers. Any chance that I feel that I’m in the right moment to do something worthy I will with no hesitation. I’m mentoring this woman’s child privately who has autism.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I am working out, I have a quarterback who throws to me and I’m running hills working on my 40 time. I’m working on my speed, balance and rotations. Preparing myself for this moment.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: To use my platform to give back and be remembered in this world like Kobe, and Nipsey. I want to be great not only on the field but in the community.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: I enjoy spending time with my small family, watching Netflix and laughing watching my daughter grow. Just being together and knowing I’m somewhere loved.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My father, my father went from prison to being enrolled into the army and taking care of his family and kids as the baby of the family. My father’s drive was nothing short from greatness. He worked days and nights to make sure we had everything we needed and that I was able to play basketball and football. Times where hard but my father never let me or my other brothers see it, he woke up at 4am to work and came back at night to still play and goof off with us. My father is my idol and forever will be.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: I can relate to anybody, my personality takes me places some people wish it could. I can converse with anyone on any level to where it seems like you knew me your whole life.