Ron Salters | Notre Dame College | DB
Twitter: @rsalters__ | Instagram: @ronsalters19
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you choose (Enter school name)?
A: My College career was full of success! We won a lot of football games, I was able to build strong connections with people on campus, and I also secured a bachelors degree.
The recruiting process was tough because I played QB all throughout high school and very little defense. I knew I wouldn’t play QB in college but I had to do what was best for the team in high school. A lot of schools were interested in me but they didn’t know where to put me on the field.
I chose Notre Dame College because it was close to home and I was able to play in front of my family and friends. NDC felt like home the first day I stepped on campus for my visit.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: The biggest accomplishment in my sports career so far is helping my college football program win 4 consecutive conference championships and making 3 appearances in the division 2 playoffs.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at (Enter school name)?
A: One of the more important things I learned from the coaching staff while playing at Notre Dame College is to do my 1/11 to the best of my ability. As long as everyone is doing their job, you will have success as a team.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: I majored in communication and minored in coaching. If football doesn’t work out I want to make money many different ways. I want to be a barber, a teacher, and a coach to name a few.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: My past teammates would say I have great qualities. I have the ability to lead by example. I come to work everyday to get better and inspire people around me to do the same. I’m always willing to help the next person and I do not put myself above the team.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career
at any level?
A: The most memorable play of my career is scoring my first touchdown during my freshman year of high school. It was a 65 yard run but it felt like I ran 200 yards to get to the end zone.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: I faced my biggest challenge when my son came into this world. I had to learn how to balance school, football, work, and taking care of him. I managed to do this by writing down a strict plan that allows me to handle all of my business while still spending enough time with my son.
Q: Who was the best player you played against during your collegiate career?
A: I have played against a lot of great players throughout my collegiate career. If I had to choose one player that’s not my teammate, it would have to be Henry Littwin. He is a great WR who played for Slippery Rock. I say he’s the best because he can do it all from catching contested passes to outrunning your defense.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: If I could compare myself to a pro athlete it would be Denzel Ward. We have a similar body type and both have great speed, very reactive in coverage, and physical in the run game.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: One of my biggest strengths that I bring to a professional team is my ability to “lock in.” I do not let distractions get in the way of my success. My preparation week in and week out is second to none. If you need someone to make plays especially in big time moments, I’m that guy. I train myself for those moments mentally and physically so when the opportunity presents itself, I am ready for it.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I am not involved in any mentoring groups or foundations at the moment but I do mentor my younger siblings, my cousins, and friends. I even mentor people in my community when they reach out to me about anything. Like I said before, I love to help the next person win.
I also pay it forward by helping young men in my community get better at the game of football. Most people where I’m from do not get the college football experience so whenever I go to the field in my neighborhood during the off-season, I always to teach them what I’ve learned from college ball.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: When I’m not playing football, I enjoy spending time with my son. He is very special to me so I cherish every moment with him.
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A: If I could make a positive impact on all of society, it would be to help everybody live a healthy lifestyle. I believe that if everyone was physically and mentally healthy, the world would be a better place.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: The most influential person in my life is my dad. It seem like every time I run into a difficult situation good or bad, he always has the answers. His positive mindset even in bad times is something that always inspired me. I know that he is one person in this world who has my back no matter what.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: Something unique about me is that I’m not afraid to fail. For example, if I get beat on a rep I don’t let that get to me. My next play mentality is impeccable. I carry this mindset throughout life as well. If I fail, expect me to come back even better.
Q: If you had the opportunity to play another sport professionally, what sport would you choose?
A: If I could play another sport professionally, it would definitely be basketball. Basketball is my first love and I still enjoy watching and playing it.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream job is playing in the NFL. I have witnessed how football brings people together especially during the super bowl. Being able to put my talents on display in front of the world is a goal of mine. I want to feed my family doing something I love.