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Meet The Mid-Elijah Jones

July 15, 2016

NAME:  Elijah Jones

CLASS: Sophomore

POSITION:  Safety

NUMBER:  #7

HEIGHT:  5-11

WEIGHT: 186

HOMETOWN: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL: Upland

MAJOR:  Political Science

COACH THAT RECRUITED ME: Coach Steve Johns

I CHOSE NAVY OVER:  San Diego State, San Jose State, Nevada, Hawaii, Air Force, Harvard and Yale


 

 

I CHOSE NAVY BECAUSE: I wanted to receive a world-class education while having the opportunity to serve my country.

POSITION COACH:  Coach Dan O’Brien

FAVORITE MEAL:  4x4 with cheese fries from In-N-Out

FAVORITE ATHLETE:  Kobe Bryant

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Los Angeles Lakers

TO RELAX I LIKE TO: Watch TV or listen to music

RIGHT NOW MY SERVICE SELECTION WOULD BE:  Surface Warfare

IF I COULD EAT DINNER WITH ANY THREE PEOPLE IT WOULD BE: Kobe Bryant, Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln

IN HIGH SCHOOL I DREAMED OF BEING: A sports agent

ON GAME DAY I LISTEN TO:  Lil’ Wayne, YG, Kendrick Lamar

MY FAVORITE SUMMER VACATION WAS: Playing baseball in Cooperstown, N.Y. when I was 12

MY FAVORITE FORM OF SOCIAL MEDIA IS:  Twitter

MY FAVORITE PERSON TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER IS: Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson 

MY FIRST THOUGHT STEPPING ON THE NAVAL ACADEMY CAMPUS WAS: This place looks better in person

WHAT I LOVE ON GAME DAY IS: Running out of the tunnel and hearing the crowd scream.

WHICH TEAM NOT ON NAVY'S SCHEDULE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO PLAY AND WHY:  UCLA, because I’ve always wanted to play in the Rose Bowl

MY FAVORITE PART OF BEING IN A CONFERENCE IS: Being able to play for a championship every year

THE WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES A NAVY FOOTBALL PLAYER IS: Discipline

MY FAVORITE COACH NIUMATALOLO SAYING IS: “It’s hard to win” 

THE PLAYER THAT WILL SURPRISE THE MOST PEOPLE ON OFFENSE IN 2016 IS: Andrew Wood

THE PLAYER THAT WILL SURPRISE THE MOST PEOPLE ON DEFENSE IN 2016 IS:  Jarvis Polu

THE MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYER IN 2016 WILL BE: Tago Smith

THE MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER IN 2016 WILL BE: Daniel Gonzales

THE TOUGHEST PLAYER ON THE NAVY FOOTBALL TEAM IS: Ryan Harris

THE FASTEST PLAYER ON THE NAVY FOOTBALL TEAM IS:  Jahmaal Daniel

THE STRONGEST PLAYER ON THE NAVY FOOTBALL TEAM IS: Amos Mason

THE ONE PLAYER ON THE CURRENT TEAM THAT EPITOMIZES NAVY FOOTBALL: Kyle Battle

THE FUNNIEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM IS: Trayvon Clarke

THE PLAYER ON THE TEAM MOST LIKELY TO BECOME SUPERINTENDENT:  Sean Williams

THE PLAYER ON THE TEAM MOST LIKELY TO BECOME COMMANDANT: Will Worth

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