Zac Etheridge is an NCAA National Champion. Is the NFL next?
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Zac Etheridge: Being able to read what the offensive player is going to do and my knowledge of the game. I am good at playing close to the ball and being a leader.
Scott Porter: Which NFL player reminds you of yourself and why?
Zac Etheridge: Adrian Wilson from the Arizona Cardinals. The way we play is very similar, we are able to play the pass well and play near the line of scrimmage.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Zac Etheridge: My first goal is to get drafted and make a team. Then I want to go out there and compete and be able to contribute my first year to help my team win the Super Bowl.
Scott Porter: You suffered a neck injury your Junior year, how were you able to overcome that and have such great success after the injury, how is the neck now?
Zac Etheridge: As a child I had to deal with a lot of adversity and this was just something else that I had to get through. I had a lot of people behind me and they always stayed positive! Once they told me I was going to be able to play again, I wanted to go out there and prove that I could play just as well as I did before my injury. Right now my neck is stronger than it was before!
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Zac Etherdige: I like to play video games, relax and hang out with my family.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence throughout your career?
Zac Etheridge: A lot of people have influenced my life but I would say my High School DB coach, Coach Atkins. He always kept me motivated and was always there for me, along with my family of course.
Scott Porter: What kind of a person is an NFL team getting in Zac Etheridge?
Zac Etheridge: They are getting someone who is extremely hard working, because everyday I am ready to work. I am a strong leader and not only are they getting a great player but also a great person.
Scott Porter: At what age, and what factors led to your interest in football?
Zac Etherdige: I started playing football when I was 12. At first I didn’t really like playing but once I started playing with all my friends and just having a good time I really started to love it.