QUICK Q AND A WITH 4 KENTUCKY STATE THOROBREDS

The Kentucky State Thorobreds are 3-1, ranked 6th in the latest HSRN poll and are prepping for this weekend’s game in the Circle City Classic, a neutral site event against the reigning champs in HBCU D2: the Albany State Golden Rams. Despite all this activity this week the good people at the KSU Sports Information offices and four of their football players were kind enough to find the time for one of Balladeer’s Blog’s brief Q&A interviews. So let’s help celebrate the Thorobreds’ 125th anniversary by getting to know some of their student athletes.

 

Raphael Amey

Senior

Wide Receiver

Dumfries, Va.

1. What was your proudest moment as a Kentucky state football player?     A: My first homecoming game, it showed me the true tradition of HBCU’s, because alumni come back from all over the country to watch no matter how good or bad the team is doing, and it is a really big game, no matter how good your team is doing as well.

2. What aspect of Thorobred tradition prompted you to decide to pursue your football career at KSU?     A: I just saw change in the future for all of us Thorobred football players because, all the players in the 08 class that I came in on was all on the same page, but because of internal mistakes, it has took us a while but this will be the year for change.

3. What would you say is your greatest asset as a football player?    A: My greatest asset is my hand-eye coordination, the way I can adjust the ball and catch it consistently.

4.  What title would you give a 30 For 30 documentary about this year in KSU football?     A: The Rise

5.Why would you say your having the kind of season you’re having?     A:  Because of my hard work dedication and love for the game, and I also had to just wait for my time, and this is my time.

6. With Halloween coming up, what is your favorite horror film?      A: I don’t really like to watch horror films, but the movie “the Strangers” gave me nightmares for a few years.

7. What video game would you say you could kick your coach’s butt at?      A: I’ll kick my coaches but in Diddy Kong Racing for Nintendo 64

8. If Balladeer’s Blog does a road trip for one of  the Thorobreds home games where should I eat?    A:Cracker barrel

About Raphael…

Senior, Raphael Amey, from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands is a superb athlete. In high school he played football, basketball and baseball, which he lettered four times in all three. When he came to Kentucky State University, he chose to stick with only football and baseball. In high school he received the individual honors of All-District, All-Region and All-State. Amey is a transfer student from Shenendoah University who is majoring in business. In his free time he enjoys movies and bowling. He is the son of Nevil Amey and Tiffani Penn.

 

Jovan Washington

Senior

Tight End

Cleveland, OH

1. What is your proudest moment as a KSU football player?     A:My proudest moment as a Kentucky State Football player was probably starting as a True freshmen in my first College game.
2. What aspect of the Thorobred tradition propmpted you to decide on KSU to pursue your football career?    A: That family feeling from the coaches to my teammates.
3. What would you say is your greatest strength as a football player?      A: Football smarts I feel like I’m a student of the game..I’ve been playing football over ten years and I’ve learned alot over the years and it has helped my play on the field tremendously.
4. What title would you give a 30 For 30 documentary about this season Thorobred football?     A: “Last Go Around”
5. Why would you say you’re having the kind of season you’re having?        A: I am having the kind of season I’m having because of all the hard work I’ve put in over the years and this past off-season.
6.What is your favorite horror film?    A: Paranormal Activity
7. What video game could you kick your coach’s butt at?     A: Any game of his choice
8. If Balladeer’s Blog ever does a road trip to cover a KSU game where should I eat?     A: Applebee’s

About Jovan…

Senior tight end, Jovan Washington was a dual-sport athlete in high school. At Glenville High School in Cleveland, OH, Jovan participated and lettered in football and basketball. He served as his football team’s captain. His hobbies include playing basketball, lifting weights, running and traveling. Jovan’s major is physical education and aspires to be a personal speed and strength trainer. He is the son of Leila and Terence Washington.

 

Jerrel Noland

Senior

Quarterback

Detroit Michigan

1. What is your proudest moment as a KSU football player?      A: Throwing my 1st college touchdown…homecoming 2009
2. What aspect of the Thorobred tradition made you decide on KSU to pursue your football career?      A: The new coaching staff that was brought in… they really started to change the program and now you can start to see it!
3. What is your greatest assset as a football player?     A: Mental toughness
4. What title would you give to a 30 For 30 documentary about this season in Thorobred football?      A: “Last Go Around”
5. Why would you say you’re having the kind of season you are?     A: From hard work..dedication..coaching and doing what’s asked of me
6. With Halloween coming up, what is your favorite horror film?     A: Texas Chain Saw Massacre
6. What video game could you kick your coach’s butt at?       A: haha NCAA football 2011
7. If Balladeer’s Blog ever does a road trip for a KSU game where should I eat?     A: Chilli’s

About Jerrel…

Senior Quarterback, Jerrel Noland, is quite the athlete. At Detroit King High School in Detroit, MI, Noland participated in football. He served as team captain his senior year and helped his team become city champions. His individual honors include All-City and All-Metro. Noland enjoys social networking, working out and watching movies. His major is physical education and his ambition is to live a successful life. He is the son of Jerry Johnson and Lisa Brewer.

 

Andrew Ramsey

Senior

Tailback

Atlanta, Ga.

1. What is your proudest moment as a KSU football player?    A: When I became SIAC Freshman of the year and starting my 1st college game rushing for 193 3touchdowns

2. What aspect of the Thorobred tradition made you decide on KSU to pursue your football career?   A: To be honest I don’t know, when I tore my knee up I thought I was done playing ball but my players my friends my teammates made me want to keep playing and finish with them

3. What would you say is your greatest strength as a football player?   A: My vision running the ball and my low running

4. What title would you give to a 30 For 30 Documentary about this season in Thorobred football?    A: The rise of Thorobred nation

5. Why would you say you are having the kind of season you are?     A: The work I put in this summer and the heart I have in me. The fire to be great and do better than last season.

6. With Halloween coming up, what is your favorite horror film?     A: Favorite horror movie is Freddy 

7. What video game could you kick your coach’s butt at?     A: I can beat my coach in any game we play. Madden, 2k, go fish, I declare war it, doesn’t matter lol

8. If Balladeer’s Blog ever does a road trip for a KSU game where should I eat?    A: Applebee’s, Beef O’Brady’s

About Andrew…

Senior, Andrew Ramsey is a tri-athlete. In high school, Andrew participated in football, baseball and Track and field and currently plays football and baseball for the Breds. His hobbies include running and lifting weights. Andrew is a psychology major at Kentucky State and aspires to be a baseball player and a family man. He is the son of Stephanie and Martin White.

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9 responses to “QUICK Q AND A WITH 4 KENTUCKY STATE THOROBREDS

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  2. Rosemary

    Good interviews…nice to see they take pride in their school as well as their team.

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  6. Genuinely nice to see real student athletes get attention!

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