Football Q & A: Al Louis-Jean
Aug. 7, 2013
A 6-foot-2, 195-pound defensive back from Brockton, Mass., sophomore Al Louis-Jean, Jr., missed last season because of injury he suffered during preseason training camp. A starter as a true freshman who played in 10 games and returned his first career interception for 26 yards against Wake Forest, Louis-Jean attended Brockton High School where he was selected to the 2010 Massachusetts High School Coaches Association Super 26 All-State Team and earned Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors as a senior defensive back. Louis-Jean is enrolled in the Carroll School of Management where he majors in finance. He took a few minutes on Tuesday to answer a few questions for bceagles.com.
Q: What are your expectations for this upcoming season?
A: "As a player I just expect to get better each time I step on the field and just work on my craft to the best of my ability and play to the best of my ability. As a team, the goal is always to win the ACC Championship and as many games as possible."
Q: Talk to me a little bit about last season. What was it like for you and what added perspective on the game as it enabled you to attain?
A: "Last season was a long one for me because I was out for the season just watching and seeing things from the outside and not really being a part of the actual football games and things like that. But, you know, it made me stronger seeing the different side of everything and it opened my eyes to a lot."
Q: How has it been working with a new coaching staff?
A: "Working with a new coaching staff is different than what you're used to but the transition has been real smooth. They bring a lot of intensity to the table and they make sure you know what you're doing and give you as much detail as possible so you're prepared for what you have to do."
Q: How has attending BC helped you develop as a person and a player?
A: "Attending BC has helped me develop as a player and a person because there are a lot of great people here with a lot of positive things in mind. They have high goals and they set their standards really high so you meet a lot of people and it rubs off on you. It just brings you further as a person."
Q: What are your interests and hobbies outside of football?
A: "I love to just watch anything that's funny like the shows Fresh Prince and Martin. I also love to play video games and things like that and I love to listen to music, my favorite artist is Jay-Z. Other than that I like to keep it low key and relax."
- Interview conducted by media relations assistant Dominique Oliveto