In this episode, Noah Filipiak interviews the starting tight end for the #4 ranked Michigan State Spartans football team, redshirt junior Josiah Price. Price has 13 career touchdowns at Michigan State, a record for a tight end, including 3 in the first 3 games of 2015. He caught the go ahead touchdown against #2 ranked Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game in 2013, as well as a fourth quarter touchdown in the 2014 Cotton Bowl against #5 ranked Baylor that began a 21 point 4th quarter comeback for Michigan State. Michigan State was the 2013-14 Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion, finishing 3rd overall and the 2014-15 Cotton Bowl Champion, finishing 5th overall.
Noah and Josiah discuss the temptations facing college football players, how Josiah stays grounded, as well as the ‘superfan’ mindset of many fans who take college football way too seriously. Noah and Josiah unpack death threats sent via social media to Josiah’s teammates after bad plays, as well as how a player is worshiped and adored if they make a good play.
Athletes in Action website
You can listen to the episode below and/or can subscribe via iTunes (recommended if you want easy access to old episodes and instant downloads of new episodes)