Johnell Wortham | Anderson University/Ravens | Running Back

Twitter: @speeddemon | Instagram: @johnellwortham


Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: My biggest accomplishment would be coming back from a major hip injury and playing at a higher level than before.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Arizona Christian University? 

A: What I learned from my coaching staff is that character comes before before being a great player.

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out? 

A: My major is exercise science and if football doesn’t work I plan to be a physical therapist.

Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: My past teammates would say that I’m dedicated and I stayed motivated even through tough times and I lead by example.

Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?

A: The most memorable play of my college career is being down by 6 points in the 4th quarter with 1:45 and my number was called on a run played and I took it 60 yards for a touchdown to put us ahead. (We won the game)

Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A: I would compare myself to Derek Rose he didn’t let a major injury stop his grind and I feel like I can relate to that.

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: My biggest strength is my size combine with speed and explosiveness, scouts should consider me because I’m willing to play anywhere on the field if it helps the team needs and help the organization come out victorious.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: I’m always willing to share my success tips with younger players and helping them improve their game because they are also the future of sports.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement would be playing at the highest level of football amongst the best.

Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?

A: When I not playing football or training I enjoy spending time with my family and horsing around with my two sons.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: The most influential person in my life is my wife Samantha. No matter how hard things got in this journey she never gave up on motivating me and pushing me to be the best I can be on and off the field.

Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting? 

A: Not sure if people would consider this unique but I have a deep fascination with wild animals. (Wildlife)

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