Name: Ryan Barabe
School: Seton Hill
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Show people that we could win games and become a better leader on and off the field.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say that I never quit no matter the how far behind we are or how many times I’ve been hit, I will never give up on my guys and they will have to carry me off the field.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When I study film, in order to get better I ask other players in my position to tell me what they see. I also talk to the defensive coaches on our staff to see if I am giving away anything and what I need to improve on in their eyes. I also watch and rewatch hours of game film to know my opponent.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me from everyone else in my position is my willingness to stand in the pocket and take those big hits to allow my receivers to get open down field. Also my determination to keep pushing forward no matter what happens.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My strengths that I will bring are a great understanding of the game, a leader who leads by example through hard work and hours of preparation, and someone who will never hesitate to lend a helping hand on or off the field.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
Given my height and weight and where I’ve come from in the past, no many people thought I’d make it this far in my playing career and I keep proving people wrong. I sacrifice a lot to play this game because it is what I love to do and I will keep sacrificing in order to chase my dreams if that is what God has planned for me. I will never stop working to becoming a better all around person or player.