Ryan Fernandez | Becker College | Wide Receiver
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Becker College?
A: This story is a long one and would love to explain it to anyone who has questions about it. Easiest way to put it is Becker College was my only opportunity so I went with it and made the best out of it.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: One of my biggest accomplishment is being named the captain of my team where I could help lead my team by example and helping them all chase greatness.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Becker College?
A: One of most important things I’ve learned at my school had to be from my receivers coach. He has taught me more then the game of football but the game of life and how to help others out and really helped me my senior year out on becoming the man I am.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?
A: I am a Exercise Science major, if football doesn’t work out I would like to do something in the coaching/scouting department.
Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: My teammates would talk about my work ethic, consistent hands, student of the game learning every chance I get in the film room, good team leader and crisp route runner.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: My biggest challenge probably has to be lack of an adequate support system. The way I manage it though is no matter what I keep working towards my goals and aspirations and just trust in God through the whole process and I know he will put me where I need to be in life.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: Some of my biggest strengths and why scouts should consider me is toughness, coachable and reliable/consistent hands.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: Has to be my number 1 fan which is my dad.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: One thing I look forward to every year with my team is helping out with the Special Olympics. Mentoring and helping those kids will put a smile on your face even on your saddest of days.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what were your expectations?
A: I am working with Exceed Sports Performance and getting after it everyday working with a bunch of other great athletes just pushing one another to be great. My expectations was to come in and try to get bigger and faster and that’s exactly what’s happening.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: Being blessed enough to have the opportunity to play professional football.