Prior to the start of the 2015 season, we had a chance to talk with Grant Jones and Graham Rowley. Learn a little bit about them below.
Sophomore defensive back
Stadiums excited for: I’m just excited to play. Arrowhead, Michigan and LaVell Edwards will be cool.
One thing people don’t know about you: I’m an avid Harry Potter fan.
Other sports: Basketball and baseball.
Favorite pro athlete: Kam Chancellor
Favorite team: 49ers
Favorite movie: "Hercules"
Walk-up song in baseball: "The Final Countdown" by Europe
Favorite actor: Will Smith. Any movie with Will Smith is a good movie.
Favorite food: Seafood- fish, lobster, crab
Things you did in the offseason: Going to the lake, the pool, being outside and relaxing, playing basketball and going home.
Who do you look up to: My older brother—He’s always doing the right thing.
Pre-game ritual: Take a nap before the game, relax, listen to slow music, meditate and get my mind right.
Favorite football memory: In my senior year in high school, we played against our rivals, who were undefeated, and they just got a brand new stadium and lights for their homecoming game and they scheduled us. We came in and smeared them like 55-7.
Senior defensive lineman
Major: Public Health—hospital administration
Stadiums: Michigan Stadium, Nebraska's Memorial Stadium
One thing people don’t know about you: Before I played football I wanted to be a professional skateboarder.
Other sports: Soccer, volleyball, basketball and paddling (canoeing)
Favorite pro athlete: Jared Allen
Favorite movie: "Sandlot." I’ve never played baseball in my life, but I use to dress up like a baseball player all the time when I was little.
Favorite actor: Bradley Cooper or Will Ferrell
Walk-up song in baseball: "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift
Favorite food: Whatever my wife makes.
Things you did in the offseason: Go down the Provo river, camping and playing basketball.
Who do you look up to: My dad. He’s the hardest worker I’ve ever met in my life.
Nicknames from the team: Before the mission everyone called me Teddy.
Pre-game ritual: I am all over the place. I do something different every time. I don’t believe in that kind of stuff. I walk around and can’t sit down.
Favorite football memory: When we beat Cal last year, after the game, the celebration we had was pretty fun.