Bass and Stone are majoring in Sociology and Jacques in Corporate and Organizational Communications.
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At Barry University in Miami Shores
Demetrius Stone - Sr - DB
American Senior High School
Golden Glades Panthers Youth Football (Miami Xtreme)
• How does it feel to be back in Miami, and did you ever feel that you would be playing at Sun Life Stadium?
“Honestly, it was unexpected but it’s great to be home, especially playing in front of family and friends. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that so it’s a great feeling. “
• On the excitement of the team
“It’s a good change in atmosphere for the team. I’ve been introduced to the cold and snow so for the rest of them to be introduced to what I’ve been use to my whole life is good.”
• How does being in a BCS bowl compare to your prior bowl experiences?
“You just know this is a big opportunity, the opportunity to play in the Orange Bowl is bigger than the last two we played, but we’re still coming out and practicing hard, running hard, and running through our plays. We understand that the opportunity in front of us is bigger than the last two bowls we’ve played in.”
• How are the players from Florida taking this chance
“We always practice hard, but we don’t get to come home often, especially being up in Illinois. Other players are able to have their families come there and watch them play or practice; so we finally get our chance to have our families see us practice and come to the game. So it’s just a little different.”
• On playing in the Orange Bowl in his hometown of Miami
“It’s exciting for NIU, exciting for the team, exciting for the NIU students and the NIU program. I’m especially excited for my family for me to come back home and play in front of them. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that.
“It’s something that you always think about, especially growing up here in Miami, you want to play in the Orange Bowl. We finally got the chance to make it here, and we’re going to make the most of it.”
• On the new game uniforms for the Orange Bowl
“It’s nice. It’s nice to get new uniforms going into this big game. It was a nice thing for them to do for us.
• What do you think is going to be the key to contain Florida State.
“We have to make sure we are physical. That is going to be the main thing, be physical. We know they are going to try and run the ball because that is one of their strengths; so we want to make sure we are physical swarming to the ball.”