'Off the Gridiron': Kendric Salley

Kendric Salley, three-star running back from Williston Elko, S.C., was the first commitment for the University of South Carolina. Get to know the future Gamecock away from the field.


Publishers submitted questions for the light-hearted interviews.

Name: Kendric Salley
High School: Williston Elko
State: South Carolina
Commitment: South Carolina
Current ht., wt.: "5-10, 200."

Jersey: "No. 3. I wore it since pee wee football."

Favorite sport other than football: "Basketball. I love to compete and get after it. I started playing football at age eight."

Describe what you feel was the greatest play you've ever made during a game: "It was the closing seconds of the first half. I caught a screen pass to the left and turned up field and stiff armed the middle linebacker followed a block by our receiver and made two defenders fall. Scored an 87-yard TD."

Favorite moment in sports history: "When Emmit Smith broke Walter Payton's rushing record."

Favorite NFL team: "New York Jets."
Favorite NFL player: "Adrian Peterson."

Favorite movie: "Baby Boy."
Hottest celebrity: "Rihanna."

Middle name: "Marquez."

First thing you do if you win the lottery: "Buy houses for my family, and buy everyone brand new cars."

Most important person in your life: "My Mom."
Hardest thing you have ever gone through: "Father's death at age four."

Best high school player you have watched or played against: "Dexter Staley wide receiver, Williston Elko."

Favorite thing about school: "Learning new things."
Favorite childhood memory: "First touchdown in pee wee football."

Favorite Food: "Shrimp."

Favorite musical performer: "Lil Wayne."
Favorite video game: "Madden."

Where will you go if you can visit anywhere: "L.A."

Your proudest moment: "When I got offered by USC. I felt that all my hard work had paid off."

My hero: "My Grandmother."

If you could attend a football game with a family member or friend and another person whom you do not know but admire, who would you take: "Cousin Shaquan Gaffney and Obama."

After your high school or college career has ended how do you want to be remembered in their history: "Remembered as the greatest."

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