On the Prowl With Jamal Russell 08
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Jamal Russell ’08

Norries Wilson, Columbia's Patricia and Shepard Alexander Head Coach of Football, has stated that he believes his tight ends can be the best in the Ivy League in 2007. One of the two young men contending for the starting role is senior Jamal Russell.

The food I will never touch is...
“chitlins” (my southern people know about this) or broccoli

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Obstacles can only be seen when you lose sight of your goal.

If you were in a talent show, what would your talent be?
You should be asking what wouldn’t it be.

What is your dream vacation?
To go to the Super Bowl and have VIP treatment to clubs, restaurants and the event... In due time it will become a reality.

What is your pet peeve?
People that smoke cigarettes.

What is your favorite sports memory from when you were younger?
Game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against Riverside in a hostile environment to quiet the crowd. Gotta love it!

Who is your favorite athlete?
Jerry Rice

If you were to take Roar-ee on an expedition, where would you take the mascot and what would you do?
I would take Roar-ee to Africa so we can get in touch with our wild lion side.

What is your favorite special-occasion restaurant in New York City?
Dallas Barbecue (the house special: chicken, slab of ribs, steak, cornbread, and fries ALL FOR 17.99!!!!!!!)

What song do you never tire of hearing?
Mariah Carey "Always be My Baby” (Everybody has a sensitive side)