Story by Kelsey Randolph, Sports Editor
During OVC Media Day junior linebacker, Jonathan Jackson and redshirt junior quarterback K.D. Humphries answered questions from The News about football, being a role model and playing the saxophone.
What is your favorite candy or snack food?
K.D. Humphries: Fruit Snacks
Jonathan Jackson: Starbursts
What is your favorite team meal?
K.D.: Mashed potato bowl
JJ: Chicken tetrazzini
What is your favorite game you’ve played?
K.D.: SEMO- homecoming overtime, the whole game was just fun and it was homecoming. Everybody came down and we played real.
JJ: Louisville because of the atmosphere. It was pretty fun.
What is your favorite pizza?
K.D.: Matt B’s
JJ: Matt B’s
Do you have any rituals before the game?
K.D.: Powerade and a Snickers—so I don’t have an attitude. I eat fruit snacks right before the game, too.
JJ: If it’s a home game, my mom will give me a kiss on the cheek and if it’s an away game she’ll send me a long text.
Do you have any superstitious?
K.D.: I don’t like people touching my towel – when people watch video and they see people touch my towel it’s a big deal. Nobody touches my towel.
JJ: Not really.
What kind of music do you listen to before a game?
K.D.: Rich Homie, everybody likes it. But I gotta have my T-Swift.
JJ: Anything rap
What happens after a big win?
K.D.: Fight song
JJ: We’re going to run through the tunnel and sing the fight song.
With all the issues that go on in the NFL – sexual assault, abuse – how do you guys think that you have to be role models, being college players?
K.D.: Never hit a woman – bottom line, never hit anyone. We’re all being role models, we have to be role models for generations to come.
JJ: Things come up and happen, but you have to know how to act in those situations and I feel like that’s just having the right mindset and doing the right thing.
Is it disappointing?
K.D.: They have the opportunity that we’re all dreaming of, if I was in the NFL I feel like that would be the last thing on my mind.
JJ: It’s just disappointing.
Do you look online to see what people say?
K.D.: If I need to hear it, somebody will tell me. I’ll see it one way or another. I can scroll through Twitter or someone will tell me.
JJ: I don’t because it honestly will come back around anyway. Those things don’t matter to me. They are just predictions, it matters about the work we put into it.
What do you like to do besides football?
K.D.: I play video games – play station.
JJ: I play with my kids and spend time with them. I don’t have a lot of hobbies but I play video games sometimes.
What is something weird about you?
K.D.: I know how to play the saxophone
JJ: I like to watch Lifetime movies, when they are true stories.