Meet the Tigers! Ja’Darrion Brown

NOTE: Football is sport where the majority of fans may know the names and numbers of the players but seldom see their faces and get to know them personally. In an effort to introduce the members of the 2023 JHHS football team, Jackson Parish Journal correspondent, Clay Williams, presents a question and answer interview series with Tiger players. Today – Ja’Darrion Brown

Meet The Tigers

What’s your name, grade, number, and position?
Ja’Darrion Brown, 12th, #17, Defensive Back

What are your hobbies outside of football?
I like walking my dog and staying busy. I work at LA Tech, at the Recreation department, and I weld.

What are your hobbies outside of football?
I play basketball for the school, and I like spending time with friends and family.

Do you have a favorite pregame song or artist?
I love anything from NBA Youngboy, and I listen to some of my friends that make music too.

What is your favorite subject in school?
English, because I like to read, and I feel I that I understand that subject the best.

Who would you say is your biggest motivation in life?
My mom and my siblings, because we’ve been through a lot, and I want to be able to do
something for them.

What do you think are your biggest strengths you bring to the team?
I’m a lockdown corner, and I like to play good defense.

Are there any college or NFL players that you take inspiration from?
Jalen Ramsey and Sauce Gardner are two of my favorite DBs to watch, and to see their fearless mentality at the position. I watch a lot of Cincinnati and LSU games to see their DB’s.

What are your thoughts about the team’s play so far this season?
I think that we’ve done good so far, but we just got to lock all the way in, everybody must lock in. I’m trying to be a leader and let the younger guys look up to me.

What is something important a coach has taught you?
Don’t give up. Try to make it out of Jonesboro because not too many people do it. Also, that the streets don’t love you.

What are your plans after graduation?
I want to play college ball somewhere if possible. I don’t have a preference on what school, I just want to be somewhere that I’m wanted. If that doesn’t work, then I want to study business with hopes of starting a clothing brand.

Lastly, what are your goals this season for yourself, and the team?
For the team, I’d like to try to make it to the dome and mainly be better than last year. For
myself, I want 12 picks. I know it’s a lot, but I like setting big goals for myself.

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