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Welcome to my world: OSU defensive end Richetti Jones

BRANDON CHATMON Published: August 9, 2009
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I’m feeling great. I can say for once that I actually feel good and I’m ready to play football. I’m actually ready, mentally and physically, to play football.

I broke my hip in high school. I thought I would recover from it faster than I did. Now I can say I’m 100 percent and ready to roll.

Man, it was a freak accident. You don’t hear about people my age breaking their hips. So what do you do with it? How long is the recovery? I guess now they have a way to gauge when a player will be ready, since I’ve gone through it.

It’s been hard. It’s been tough. Having to bounce back, not having the same mobility and explosion that I used to have… Now I have it back. If I hadn’t broken my hip, I’d be way better than I am now. So it hasn’t been easy at all.

Our new locker room, think about your favorite state, then think about your favorite hotel in that state. Once you walk in our locker room, you’re in a five-star hotel. That’s what it puts you in the mind of.

You just want to come in early and rest in the locker room. It’s just like being at home. The restrooms are ridiculous. The showers are ridiculous. Just wonderful.

Walking in the first time, it was more than we expected.

You’re a big man on campus when you’re an athlete. People can look at your physique and know that you’re a football player.


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