July 23, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Josh Jones

Josh Jones is a 5’9 185lbs first team all-district senior running back from Berwick High School in Berwick, Louisiana. Josh finished the game with 112 rushing yards on 14 carries with a 7.9 average per carry leading both teams. Josh runs a 4.52 in the 40-yard dash and has a 3.3 GPA.

 

When did you start playing football and why do you playing football?

I never thought about doing anything else but football. I was playing my video games and I always wanted my name on the bottom of the players like the ones in the NFL do. I just use the talent that God gave me that’s what I have been doing ever since.

What are somethings that football has taught you?

Football has taught me that anything you want in life is not given; you have to work for it. Nothing is easy and nothing is going to be handed to you.

Who is your biggest motivator?

My family.

What are some of your accolades?

I rushed for the Louisiana state with 617 yards and 9 touchdowns in one game.

A couple of weeks before I broke the school record for the most rushing yards in a game with 417 yards. I was 1st team all-district and most valuable player.

What made you decide to play running back?

It started when I was playing pop warner its funny because I was playing on the offensive line, I was thinking that the people who is was blocking for I could do that. I just wanted to know what its like to have the ball in my hands and eventually I started to enjoy playing running back.

What have you been focusing on trying to get better at?

I have been focusing on things I am good and bad at. I have been working on my vision, speed, footwork, and just trying to become a better all around running back.

What did you think about the Louisiana Gridiron Football bowl game you played in recently?

It was very exciting that I was invited, because with all of the other players around the state I have never considered myself as one of the best I have kind of underestimated myself. Knowing that I can play with the best is a great feeling and I had a lot of fun being there and participating.