Henry Josey Interview
Jr. / Missouri / RB
Updated - 3-19-14
By: Alex Khvatov
Alex Khvatov: What are your measurements (height, weight and forty time)?
Henry Josey: 5’8, 194 and my forty time was a 4.43 at the combine.
Alex Khvatov: What schools showed interest in you when you were coming out of high school?
Henry Josey: I could have gone anywhere in Texas. But I wanted to be different. So I decided to go to Missouri. It was the best decision that I ever made.
Alex Khvatov: How did you wind up at Missouri?
Henry Josey: It felt like a family when I took my visit there. They were close as a team. They were close as an athletic program. The coaches and the players were also close. It felt like home. It made things so much easier. I learned from the program. I took away life lessons. There was so much support from the staff. Missouri fans were great. They supported me through the injury. They stood behind me.
Alex Khvatov: You missed the entire 2012 season due to a serious knee injury, how difficult was it to come back from it?
Henry Josey: It was the hardest thing that I have ever been through. I would never wish it upon anyone. It can break you, and you can never come out of it. It challenged me. I don’t wish that upon anyone.
Alex Khvatov: Describe your junior season to us.
Henry Josey: This season was amazing for us as a team. I also accomplished a lot individually. People doubted me, but the team supported me. They kept saying that it was an Adrian Petersen type of comeback. It was a blessing. There is nothing that can hold me back in life. I came so far in life.
Alex Khvatov: Where are you currently training for the NFL Draft?
Henry Josey: I just finished training at Pete Bommarito’s Performance Systems in North Miami. I have been out there since we ended the season. They have done an amazing job with my body. They have also help me build more confidence.
Alex Khvatov: Tell us about your experience at the Scouting Combine in Indy.
Henry Josey: It was a great process. Every kid dreams about it. The mental process was easy for me. I couldn’t wait to perform. You don’t sleep because there is so much excitement. It was great to be there with great competitors. I enjoyed it. I topped it off with a great performance. I couldn’t be happier with my combine.
Alex Khvatov: What do you plan to show scouts during your Pro Day on March 20th?
Henry Josey: I am just doing my position work. I don’t have to do anything else. I did everything else at the combine. I can’t wait to do the positional drills at the pro day again.
Alex Khvatov: Why did you enter the NFL draft after your junior season?
Henry Josey: I was confident in myself. I defeated numerous odds. I came back from a serious knee injury. It was time to take my life to the next level. It is something that I dreamed off. I wanted to play in the NFL. I am confident that I will keep getting better.
Alex Khvatov: What are your strengths?
Henry Josey: I am a playmaker. You can put me anywhere. I am a great leader on and off the field. I am a great locker room presence. I show up to play. I am an every down back. I catch the ball well. I can do anything on the field. I am a great athlete.
Alex Khvatov: What areas of your game do you need to improve upon?
Henry Josey: I need to stay with the basic things. I was working out with pro athletes. They do everything up-tempo. They are so intense every second. I need to improve that. I know that I am a good player. I need to learn the schemes faster at the NFL.
Alex Khvatov: What is the highlight of your football career up to this point?
Henry Josey: I am just blessed to be in a position that I am in. I had my best game in a bowl game. I was the Offensive MVP in the bowl. It was my last college game. It was an amazing feeling.
Alex Khvatov: Who is your favorite NFL player?
Henry Josey: Adrian Petersen is my favorite player. He is exciting to watch.
Alex Khvatov: What separates you from all of the other players at your position?
Henry Josey: I feel that there are a lot of guys who are one-dimensional in the draft. I am an every down back. I separate myself with speed and toughness. I am a physical guy. I compare myself to Adrian Petersen. I run angry. I run with power and heart. You get my best every day.
Alex Khvatov: Who was the toughest player that you have faced during your career?
Henry Josey: Jadeveon Clowney. He is a great athlete and a great player.
Alex Khvatov: Which underclassmen on your team should we keep an eye on next season?
Henry Josey: Maty Mauk is a quarterback who should have an amazing career. #4 WR J’Mon (Moore) is a great athlete. He was a freshman last year.
Alex Khvatov: What do you enjoy most about playing football?
Henry Josey: I love the game. I have been playing it my whole life. I could have played baseball, but there is no competition like football. I love the physicality of the sport. I love being the man on the field.
Alex Khvatov: What are your hobbies?
Henry Josey: I love fishing. I am a bass fisherman. I also love being around my son every day.
Alex Khvatov: How has fatherhood changed you?
Henry Josey: It made me grow up. It takes everything to a different perspective. He is watching me and looking up to me. I couldn’t be happier being his daddy.
Alex Khvatov: What do you plan to do with your life after your football career is over?
Henry Josey: I want to be a high school coach. High school kids are more anxious around that age. I want to help those guys. I want to make their dreams come true.
Alex Khvatov: What is the biggest lesson that you have learned in life so far?
Henry Josey: Don’t take anything for granted. God has a plan for you. There is no excuse for anything in life.
Alex Khvatov: Finish the sentence, Henry Josey is….
Henry Josey: I am an outgoing guy. I am a family guy. I love to have fun. I love being a kid. I am like a big kid. On the field, I am a playmaker. I love the game. I love my teammates. I can’t wait to play at the next level. I am excited about life.
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