"He's probably one of the most gifted players in this area, if not the most gifted," Santa Rosa Junior College coach Marty Kinahan told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. "One of the big boys, Stanford, Cal. He would have gotten a scholarship." Salazar played for the NPSL's Sonoma County Sol and at Santa Rosa JC in 2008. He was rehabilitating a hip injury this fall and concentrating on his studies.
The accident took place on Highway 101 early Saturday. It killed Sonoma State University student Maribel Raya Medina and also injured two other students.