(Age): John Rocker (39)
to Significant Castaway: Julie's boyfriend
Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Former Major League Baseball Player
Claim to Fame:
in Life: My father. The majority of the values,
ethics and moral that have made me who I am and shape me to this today.
I learned from watching how he conducted himself. My father
passed in 2007 and I still find myself wanting that ability to ask his
advice on certain things because his direction was so important to me
for many years.
Hunting, fishing and golfing.
Peeves: Rude, lazy, selfish people and traffic.
Words to Describe You: Intense, self-motivating and responsible.
You Could Have Three Things on the Island What Would They Be?
Contestant You Are Most Like: Jeff Kent, because we have a
similar background as an MLB player. We have a strong
understanding of teamwork but are also very driven to attain individual
success, though Jeff is a bit more subdued than I am.
for Being on SURVIVOR: To have an extremely unique life
experience and to immerse myself in high level competition and like I've
done my entire life, figure out a way to be the best.
You Think You'll "Survive" SURVIVOR: I have world
class athletic abilities and leadership skills. I have the ability
to read people and morph my personality in a way that lets me mesh with
people from all walks of life.
You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: A relatively
significant part of Survivor depends on athletic ability and I spent
more than a decade of my life physically competing at the highest level.
I still retain much of that physical ability as well as the mental
toughness that is required. I also possess a high quality of
outdoor survival skills which will be valuable to those around me as
well as leadership skills and the ability to influence people and easily
Does It Mean to You to Play Survivor with Your Loved One? To
me, playing Survivor with my loved one means having the opportunity to
engage in a very unique experience together. Life is about
creating new experiences which many times can bind individuals together
on a more intimate level. I am hoping that Survivor will do this
for Julie and me.