Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Javond Ball

Javond Ball is a junior on the Niles football team.

What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?

JB: Getting all-conference.

Javond Ball

What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?

JB: Not making it to the playoffs this year.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

JB: My dad, for always pushing me to do good.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

JB: Lining up being the line on the first offensive play.

Why are sports an important part of a high school experience?

JB: They build some special bonds with others and teach a lesson.

How would you give away $50,000?

JB: I would give it to a charity in Detroit.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

JB: Learn how to be an ESPN announcer.

What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

JB: Staying calm and not let people get to me.

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

JB: The ball being considered a forward or lateral passs.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

JB: That I give it my all every play.

What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?

JB: Jump off a cliff, yes.

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

JB: Jamison (Zimmerman) have an O’Dell (Beckum) catch.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

JB: Wonderful.


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