Juwann Bushell-Beatty: Michigan Wolverine

Juwann Bushell-Beatty is junior from New Jersey, majoring in Sociology. He is a redshirt sophomore on the football team and played in ten games this past fall on the offensive line. Her Campus is so excited to have had opportunity to interview Juwann about his experience as a student athlete here because, seriously, who's got it better than us?

Her Campus: Why and when did you start playing football?

Juwann Bushell-Beatty: I didn't start playing football until my freshmen year in high school, which is considered to be pretty late for most. The original reason I started playing is because I needed to be more active. In 8th grade I got diagnosed as pre-diabetic, which means I showed a lot of signs of someone who was close to contracting diabetes. So, I used football as a way to lose weight. After that, I fell in love with the game.


HC: Why did you decide to play for U of M?

JBB: I chose U of M because the environment was so different from where I grew up. I loved the atmosphere and the tradition that the football team held up. I felt this would be the university to help me take my game to the next level


HC: What is your favorite memory with the football team?

JBB: One of my favorite memories is winning the Curtis Bowl in 2016. It was the first bowl game I've been to in college!

HC: What are you most looking forward to for the fall season?

JBB: Playing in the Big House in front of 100,000+. There's nothing like it.


HC: What can we look forward to for the spring game?

JBB: It's gonna be exciting; we have a lot of talented guys this year.


HC: Do you have any weird or funny pregame rituals?

JBB: I don't know about weird, but I listen to the same playlist in the same order every game day.


HC: Describe Coach Harbaugh in three words:

JBB: Crazy. Fun. Crazy.


HC: What is some advice you can give to students balancing both school and an extracurricular activity?

JBB: Time Management is the key. If you can learn to master that, then everything else will fall in line.


Images courtesy of Juwann Bushell-Beatty