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Q&A With Ben Boulware

Q&A With Ben Boulware

Note: The following appears in the Wofford gameday football program. To purchase a copy of the program while supplies last, send a check for $6 to Clemson Athletic Communications; P.O. Box 31; Clemson, S.C. 29633 with your return address.

By Colby Lanham // Athletic Communications

Q. When did you start playing football?A. When I was 10.

Q. Why did you choose Clemson?A. The whole family aspect. My family has been through here. My brother went here and all my aunts and uncles went here.

Q. What is your pregame ritual?A. I listen to the athlete’s prayer and listen to music. I always end it on one certain song, and after that song I listen to the athlete’s prayer.

Q. What advice do you have for freshman teammates?A. Your time here goes by very quickly, so make the most out of every opportunity.

Q. Who in the football program has had the biggest impact on you?A. Coach (Brent) Venables.

Q. What linebacker do you enjoy watching most?A. Brian Bosworth. He’s amazing.

Q. What does Clemson University mean to you?A. It’s a dream come true. I guess I was destined to go to school here with so many family members attending Clemson.

Q. Who has had the biggest impact in your life?A. My parents. My dad’s work ethic in starting from the bottom and working his way to the top motivates me every day.

Q. What type of music do you enjoy listening to?A. Alternative rock…John Mayer kind of music. It’s good for the soul.

Q. Are you going to bring the beard back (it was shaved a few weeks before the season began)?A. I have a long ways to go to where it was at. So that’s in the past right now. 


FAVORITESBook – The OutsidersCelebrity – Tom HardyFood – JC’s Bird DogsGuy with a beard – Brian WilsonHobbies outside of football – Wakeboarding, snowboardingIce cream flavor – Cookies & CreamMovie – The GooniesMusician – John MayerRestaurants in Clemson – Zaxby’s, Groucho’s DeliSong – “She is Love” by ParachuteSport other than football – BaseballSuperhero – SupermanTeam – Atlanta FalconsTelevision show as a kid – SpongeBob