Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series.
Name: Jack Maddox
College: Clemson University
Height, weight, class, position: 6-3, 225-pounds, redshirt sophomore, long snapper
High School: Acton-Boxborough Regional in Acton, Mass.
About Jack: A two-time Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Honor Roll selection, Jack has appeared in a dozen games on special teams the last two seasons for the Tigers after a redshirt year in 2017. He made his collegiate debut against NC State in 2018 and this season has appeared in 10 games for Clemson on special teams. This season against NC State he recorded his first fumble recovery on a muffed punt. Jack became a chapter leader at Clemson following the 2018 season. He took over the role of Vice President for the Clemson Chapter and assisted in landing NFL prospects to be part of Reps For Rare Diseases 2019 and helped oversee the Tigers’ Lift For Life in the summer. Jack attended the Leadership Development Conference in January of 2019 and is making sure the defending National Champions use their platform as college football student athletes to serve and inspire hope in the Rare Disease Community.
What is your most memorable experience as a college football player?
MADDOX: Winning the National Championship in 2018.
What drove you to get involved with Uplifting Athletes?
MADDOX: The opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life.
What have you learned from your experience with Uplifting Athletes?
MADDOX: How influential the platform of college football is to serve and bring attention to the Rare Disease Community.
What advice would you share with someone in high school looking to play college football?
MADDOX: Dream big and work hard. It is only unthinkable if you don’t think it.
Who is your favorite NFL player and why?
MADDOX: Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys. One of the best tight ends of all time and does so much off the field.
If you could have lunch with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and why?
MADDOX: Arnold Palmer. I would love to talk golf and get to know one of the most beloved men in sports.
JACK ON THE HOT SEAT
What is your perfect pizza?
MADDOX: Pepperoni and mushroom
All time favorite movie?
MADDOX: Christmas Vacation
What is your go-to fast food restaurant?
Favorite sports team (any sport)?
MADDOX: Dallas Cowboys
What is the most used app on your phone?