Time out with Lucas Jones
SCHOOL: Dayton High
Q: What are your favorite sports and why?
A: Football and motocross. Growing up all I did is race. It’s super fun and exciting, but once I started football I definitely loved everything about it. From hitting people to making friends, football was for me.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete and why?
A: Probably Brian Dawkins. He is the leader of any team he is on, and brings more heart and intensity than anyone else in the sport.
Q: How do you feel about drug/alcohol testing? Should it be random or should everybody be tested?
A: I think it’s a great idea. For too long, people have been making half-hearted commitments to sports, with the new policy people can’t have their priorities divided. I think everybody on the team should be tested. In football, you need to know your whole team is on the same page.
Q: If you saw teammates using drugs/alcohol, what would you do? Would you talk to them about it, or turn them into the coach?
A: I would probably freak out. The team knows that it isn’t accepted by either the coaches or captains. It would be as simple as you tell him yourself or I will.
Q: What sport have you always wanted to try but never have?
A: I’ve always wanted to try rugby. It’s super intense and I think it would be a good test of power. It’s not very big in Nevada.
Q: Do you have any hobbies?
A: In the summer and spring, I really like to golf. It’s just a different place than action sports, yet it still gets you angry more than anything else. Also Dollar bowling with the team on Mondays.
Q: Do you have a favorite TV show?
A: Everyone calls me a nerd, but my favorite shows are Stargate Atlantis or Star Trek Enterprise.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Has to be ribs, but Chinese food I couldn’t live without.
Q; What is the last non-academic book you read?
A: Again with the nerd thing, but I constantly re-read “Harry Potter.”
Q; What has been your most thrilling moment in sports?
A: It was a long time ago, but being on the only Dayton youth football team ever to go to the championships.
Q; Who is your favorite musician or group?
A: I like everything, but it’s between Brad Paisley and Offspring.
Q; After graduation, where do you plan to attend college, and what are you looking at in terms of a major.
A: After Dayton, I’m thinking about going to UNR. I’ve grown up loving the school and I would like to stay close to home. I would like to major in Physics and later earn a Ph.D. in Astro-Physics.