Solomon McGinty | Liberty University | DB/LB

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose {Tyler Junior College/ Liberty University} ?
A: Played two years (‘13-‘15) at TJC as a safety, Liberty came in last minute to offer me to play safety for them. Got to liberty spring ‘16, earned a a a starting position and was named team captain after spring ball. 
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Biggest accomplishment is when my team and I went to Waco, Tx to beat the Baylor Bears. 
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Liberty University ( list your school)?
A: Staying true to what you believe in and showing up ready to do your job. Trusting the process and being better than yesterday.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: Criminal Justice. Family has history in the law enforcement and want to keep that going. I was thinking FBI or Secert Service. 
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: Leader, hard worker & selfless 
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: Sacking Charleston Southern Qb and putting him out of the game.  One Handed INT. Vs Jacksonville St While In Qb Spy.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: Coming back from my leg injury, because I lost my spot on offense and had to switch positions. Basically started my career in a different position. So, I asked myself “how much do I really love the game of football?” ended up second team all conference and received a D1 scholarship.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: Brain Dawkins, Because when he hit you he’s going to let you know when, where and how he hit you and then do it again. 
He’s just faster than I am. 
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: Energy, Motivation, Leadership, Selflessness and a lot of plays being made. 
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I am not but I love giving back. I go back to high school and try and motivate kids. 
Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: Training in the weight room and on the field, preparing for the testing.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: Making a NFL team, I was once I will never make it. I also, would love to get my mom off her hard working feet. 
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: Working, making money. That’s the only way I’ll be able to Travel, Eat, Drink or do anything. Workout when I can but mostly making money.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My grandma, seeing her have a stroke and still manage to fight to get around and still be a wonderful wife to my grandpa. Her whole left side was shut down, but she fought through it for 10 years. My Grandpa, He didn’t finish school because his mother was blind and his dad couldn’t hear, he had to provide for them. He never had an education and still was successful in the law enforcement.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: My personality, My Leadership, My Characteristic, And Athlete Ability.