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Q&A WIth ODU Football's J.J. Williams

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 18, 2009
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Feb. 18, 2009

A weekly Q&A with an Old Dominion University football player

 

 

J.J. Williams

Linebacker

6-2, 220, So.

Derby, Kan.

Derby / Garden City CC

 

 

When did you begin playing football?

I began playing in the seventh grade in Florida

 

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My dad

 

Why did you choose to attend ODU?

I have family nearby

 

What has been the biggest difference between high school football and college football?

The speed of the game

 

What has it been the best part about being a member of ODU’s first football team in over 60 years?

I can help lead this to become a winning program

 

If you could play another position what would it be and why?

Wide receiver because I have good hands

 

Favorite sports other than your own?

Soccer

 

After meeting Coach Wilder for the first time, what were your thoughts?

He knows how to talk to people

 

After meeting Coach Rondeau for the first time, what were your thoughts?

We’re going to work hard and win games

 

Do you have a pre-game ritual, if so what is it?

Kick a ball around

 

If you could line up opposite any player in the NFL and go 1-on-1, who would it be and why?

Ed Reed because I like a challenge

 

What song is stuck in your head right now?

Waddle by Gorilla Zoe

 

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

I’ve lived in Japan and England

 

What is your dream job?

Playing in the NFL

 

What is your most valued possession?

A letter a friend gave me before he took his life

 

What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

Webb Center

 

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