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Athlete Interview: Josh Downing

By CAMERON NIXON
Staff Writer 

Source: georgetowncollegeathletics.com
Junior linebacker Josh Downing

Q. What is your story?

A. I met my father for the first time three semesters prior to this one, which led me to Georgetown, Ky. Pops gave me an opportunity to come and play football. I came out here and fell in love with the program and the college.

Q. Did you have any role models growing up?

A. My mom, just because she persevered through everything and never gave up, always striving to be the best that she could be.

Q. Would you guys consider yourselves elite defensively?

A. We’re good; we’re not elite yet. We still have a lot of small things that we can perfect. But we definitely have the potential to become an elite team and I’m sure we will.

Q: How do you motivate yourself for a game?

A: I’ve just made it something that I love doing. Plus, you put up so much time in practice, the game is show time. And it’s a game, you get to have fun.

Q. What is the biggest personal accomplishment you’ve had so far this year?

A. Honestly, it’s just buying into the program and becoming a more coachable player, and in doing that I’ve learned that my defensive coach is one of the best guys in the world.

Q. In what ways has the team improved from last year?

A. We’re faster. Not to take anything away from last year, but this year everybody wants it, and it’s not just that we want it. We’re willing to put in what it takes to get it.

Q. Where do you get your inspiration from?

A. God.

Q. Do you have any shout outs you want to give?

A. Georgetown Defense, baby, and my boy DJ!

Q. What makes it great to be a Tiger?

A. The love, it’s more than just a football team, it’s a family.