Q & A | Get to Know the Home Teams: Ole Miss

Ole Miss Football vs Oklahoma State at the 2016 AllState Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, LA.
Ole Miss Football vs Oklahoma State at the 2016 AllState Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, LA.

Evan Engram, Tight End

What’s your pre-game song? Started From the Bottom by Drake

What’s your favorite game day tradition? The last song I listen to getting off the bus is “Started From the Bottom.” I do that every game.

What’s your favorite comfort food? Sweet potato yams

What are you currently watching on Netflix? Limitless

What’s your favorite thing about the south? Food

What’s your earliest memory of football? I started playing football at four. I had to play center because my hands were the biggest and I was able to hike the ball.

What is your favorite football memory at Ole Miss? Beating Alabama at home and everybody rushing the field

How do you handle pregame jitters? I listen to Drake.

What do you do to relax after the game? I sit back and watch SportsCenter, watch highlights, and relax with the family

What is the last book you read? My devotional book

Favorite thing about Oxford? The people and the feel around town

If your first sport love wasn’t football, what other game would you play? Basketball

Who is your biggest fan? My mom

What’s one thing about the football program that attracted you to Ole Miss? The family atmosphere

What’s your favorite spot on campus? The Grove

Favorite college course? Sociology and psychology

Biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? My injury freshman year and coming back from that


Ole Miss Football defeated Texas A&M 23-3 on October 24th, 2015 in Oxford, MS. Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
Ole Miss Football defeated Texas A&M 23-3 on October 24th, 2015 in Oxford, MS.
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

Jordan Sims, Offensive Line

What’s your pre-game song?  Perfect Imperfection by Kevin Gates

What’s your favorite game day tradition? The Walk of Champions

What’s your favorite comfort food? Lasagna

What are you currently watching on Netflix? Prison Break

What’s your favorite thing about the south? Football and the tradition behind it

What’s your earliest memory of football? In seventh grade, coach tried me out at RB.

What is your favorite football memory at Ole Miss? Beating Alabama in 2014

How do you handle pregame jitters? Listen to music, stay quiet, stay to myself.

What do you do to relax after the game? Go home, get in the bed, and get on the PlayStation.

What is the last book you read? The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite thing about Oxford? How nice the people are

If your first sport love wasn’t football, what other game would you play? Basketball

Who is your biggest fan? My mom

What’s one thing about the football program that attracted you to Ole Miss? The coaches treat us like family.

What’s your favorite spot on campus? The Manning Center. It’s the home away from home.

Favorite college course? Spanish

Biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? Going from not playing during my redshirt year to starting last year.


Ole Miss Football vs LSU on November 21st, 2015 in Oxford, MS. Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
Ole Miss Football vs LSU on November 21st, 2015 in Oxford, MS.
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

D.J. Jones, Defensive Line

What’s your pre-game song? Hometown Glory by Adele

What’s your favorite game day tradition? Listening to Adele

What’s your favorite comfort food? Chicken

What are you currently watching on Netflix? Limitless. Go check it out!

What’s your favorite thing about the south? South Carolina. It’s where I’m from.

What’s your earliest memory of football? Playing against Todd Gurley in little league

What is your favorite football memory at Ole Miss? Winning the Sugar Bowl

How do you handle pregame jitters? Jump around.

What do you do to relax after the game? Sleep.

What is the last book you read? I couldn’t tell you, I’m not a big reader.

Favorite thing about Oxford? The food.

If your first sport love wasn’t football, what other game would you play? I’d probably be in the WWE.

Who is your biggest fan? My father.

What’s one thing about the football program that attracted you to Ole Miss? The tradition.

What’s your favorite spot on campus? The Turner Center to play basketball

Favorite college course? Recreational Administration.

Biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? Having to go to junior college out of high school.


Ole Miss Football vs Auburn on October 31st, 2015 in Auburn, AL. Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
Ole Miss Football vs Auburn on October 31st, 2015 in Auburn, AL.
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

Marquis Haynes, Defensive End

What’s your favorite Game Day tradition? Shaking hands with my teammate Victor Evans

What’s your favorite comfort food? Chicken

What’s are you currently watching on Netflix? Scary movies, the scarier the better?

What’s your favorite thing about the South? The beach since I’m from Florida

What is your earliest memory of football? My first tackle

What is your favorite football memory at Ole Miss? My first sack

How do you handle pregame jitters? I talk to my teammate Victor Evans and we get ready for the game

What do you do to relax after the game? I hang out with my boys.

Favorite thing about Oxford? The food

If your first sport love wasn’t football, what other game would you play? I would definitely be playing basketball

Who is your biggest fan? My family

What’s one thing about the football program that attracted you to Ole Miss? The brotherhood. There is a family bond here and I really felt like I could trust in the coaches.

What’s your favorite spot on campus? The Grove

Favorite college course? Writing

What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever had to overcome? College Algebra


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