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September 4, 2019

GET TO KNOW: ANDRES SALGADO

CALGARY, AB - MAY 23, 2019: Calgary Stampeder studio photo shoot. (Photo by Candice Ward/Calgary Stampeders)

It’s a new year and it’s time to get to know the members of the 2019 Stampeders team!

Next up: Andres Salgado

Height: 6’2”
Weight: 189-lbs
Birthdate: 12/02/1991
Born: Mexico

When did you start playing football?

I started playing really late, when I was 18 years old. One of my best friends showed it to me, we went to a party the day before and the next day he had a practice so he asked me to come try it. So I went and tried it and right away I fell in love with the game.

What is your favourite thing about the game of football?

It’s my passion, I love everything about it

What is your favourite drill and why?

Footwork or route-running, because you get to work on small details.

Who has been you biggest football mentor?

My biggest mentor was my first receivers coach down in Mexico, Pavel Toski, he made me the player I am right now. He helped me out a lot and was very patient with me – I wasn’t very good when I first started playing but he was patient with me.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on a football field?

At McMahon during practice and games I’ve seen rabbits running around on the field. You don’t see that in Mexico.

If you could have been there for one event in history, what would it be?

The Mexican Independence, to know what happened and what went down with it. Actually live what we’ve learned about.

If you could have lunch with any three people – dead or alive – who would you pick?

Julian Edelman, and my parents.

If you won $10 million, what would be your first purchase?

Probably a house.