Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence throughout your career?
Rob Golden: My parents and my High School coach Tony Perry. They have always believed in me and kept me motivated.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
Rob Golden: I think my greatest strengths are playing in man to man coverage as well as being a sure tackler. I don’t think you will find many DB’s like me who can come up and make a tackle. I have that good combination of coverage and run support ability that separates me from a lot of DB’s.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Rob Golden: I want to get in there and make a team. That is my main focus from the start. After that make a name for myself. I don’t want to be just another player. I want to be a name that everyone remembers for a long time.
Scott Porter: What do you feel is the toughest part about playing the DB position?
Rob Golden: I think sticking to your P’s and Q’s. You are always on an Island. One bad move and you can greatly hurt your team. All it takes is one mistake and you can give up a huge play. There are a lot of checks in the secondary so you really have to know your responsibility and understand the situation and adjust.
Scott Porter: What type of person is an NFL team getting in Rob Golden?
Rob Golden: They are getting someone who is fully committed to winning. They are getting a guy with great character and fully committed to do whatever it asked of him to win. I understand the game well and make adjustments when needed. I am good at reading and reacting.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest accomplishments?
Rob Golden: I think being able to prove in High School that I was good enough to get division 1 offers and ending up at Arizona was a big accomplishment. Attending Arizona for 4 years on scholarship also sticks out to me. I became a better man playing at Arizona. I learned to be responsible here and I can take stuff I learned from here and apply it to every day life. I really learned a lot at Arizona and I take that as an accomplishment because I can use stuff I learned here and apply it daily.
Scott Porter: Is there an NFL player that you watch and it may remind your of yourself or you model your game after that certain person?
Rob Golden: Charles Woodson of the Packers. He is a great cover cornerback who can play the nickel a well. He isn’t afraid to stick his head in the run game and make the big tackle. He is versatile. I feel we share a lot of the same tactics.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Rob Golden: I like to do a lot of gospel rap. I play a little Madden but not a lot. I’m not a big video game player but I enjoy playing madden from time to time.
Scott Porter: Playing next to another elite CB like Trevin Wade at Arizona, how did that help you?
Rob Golden: Playing next to Trevin Wade helped me tremendously. Trevin red-shirted so we came in the same time as Freshmen. We grew up together at Arizona. We went through 4 different defensive coaches at Arizona together so we went through a lot of adversity together which drew us closer to each other. We knew where each other would always be on the field. We had a special bond and fed off each others and helped each other out a lot. Having Trevin on one side really benefited me and having him to work with made me a better player.