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Q & A: CB Ron Brooks

Posted Aug 27, 2012


Chris Murphy- Your first year at LSU was the worst under Les Miles, but your senior year you made it to the BCS National Championship Game. What was the experience like?


Ron Brooks-Outcome wasn’t what I really wanted it, but we accomplished a lot so in that spect I was proud.

CM-Your home stadium at LSU has been known as one of the craziest atmospheres in college football. Do you have any favorite memories from Tiger Stadium?

RB-When we played Florida it was probably one of the loudest games I can remember, and we won.

CM-This is your first season in the NFL, and your first Training Camp. How has the transition from college to the NFL gone for you?

RB-Definitely tough learning curve wise, and just going through what rookies go through, which is making mistakes. I am just trying to stay on top of my playbook

CM-Besides LSU, who were some of the other schools you were considering?

RB-TCU offered me, but I probably would have gone to Arkansas. My friend and I always talked about playing at the same school, so if not LSU, Arkansas.

CM-What drew you to LSU?

RB-I wanted to major in business, and they had a great business program. It also didn’t hurt that they had a great football program.

CM-You grew up near Dallas. Were the Cowboys your favorite team when you were a kid?

RB-No, not my favorite. Whoever my Dad was playing for was my favorite team.

CM-Was football your favorite sport when you were a kid?

RB-Always. I think I came out with a football. I’ve always been around it.

CM-Did you or do you have any players in the league you look up to or try to model your game after?

RB-I was always an offensive player, so I would watch Emmit Smith, Michael Irvin, and Terrell Owens.

CM-Excluding Tiger Stadium, were there any other stadiums that you enjoyed playing at while at LSU?

RB-My top three were probably Florida, Alabama, and South Carolina.

CM-What was your reaction like when the Bills drafted you in the 4th Round?

RB-I was excited. I didn’t know where I was going. I heard a lot of different things, but I just tried to stay positive, and focus on the good. When I got picked up, I couldn’t do anything but smile.

CM-Being from Texas, you probably haven’t played in a lot of cold weather. What is the lowest temperature you have played in for a game?

RB-Around the 50s, nothing like what it gets down to around here.

CM-Do you have any other hobbies besides football?

RB-I like to watch the cooking network, and I also like to cook whatever I’m in the mood for really.

CM-Favorite vacation spot?

RB-I never really took a lot of vacations when I was younger, but there are a lot of places I am looking forward to seeing.

CM-Do you have a favorite artist or singer right now?

RB-Future, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, and Cash Money.

CM-Describe Chan Gailey in one word.

RB-Observant. Just really observant. He just sits back and watch what is going on.