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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Ron Cherry III, DL, Southeastern Louisiana

Ronald Cherry
Ron Cherry III is a dangerous force on Southeastern Louisiana’s defensive line. He recently sat down with Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.
  • Name: Ron Cherry III
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 276 lbs
  • Position: DL
  • College: Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Twitter: @ronaldcherry2

Tell us about your university/college. What is your major/minor? Have you participated in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
I attend Southeastern Louisiana University. I am a general studies major with a minor in marketing. I have participated in community service events around town.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
I am a hard worker and fear no challenge on the field.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
I am a leader of action and example. The 3 technique or shade tech best suits me.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
Joe Burrow

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
Austin Mitchell. He is very explosive and almost impossible to catch. 

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
There was a time when I did not believe in myself and wanted to give up, I had to learn how to motivate myself through all of my struggles.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
Basketball. I played around some big time players or maybe baseball.

What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
I am most proud of making it to college, and my biggest achievement will be graduating college this December.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
I had a forced fumble against SFA. It was the most exciting sack of my career. 

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Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
Lebron James and Mike Tyson are two of my favorite athletes. I model my game after Aaron Donald and Chris Jones. They are both fearless competitors.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
J.cole is my favorite artist. I listen to NBA Youngboy before games.

What is your favorite comfort food?
Pizza. (Domino’s or Pizza Hut)

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?
“Goku” (Dragon Ball Z)

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
In my spare time, I do push ups or eat. I like to read conspiracy theories or workout. I can also rap little.

Who or what motivates you the most?
God and knowing my mother is working.

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