Penn State Football has dominated recently with three wins in a row. The team has looked dominate in there past performances and it has became a great way for the freshman on the team to get a view of what college football dominance looks like. One freshman in particular that has really enjoyed the past couple games is Justin Neff.
Justin Neff, known as Neff to most, is currently a red shirt freshman on the Penn State football team. Justin, from Central Hill High School, was a safety. His journey to where he is today started at a young age. Justin’s father loved football and got him involved in the sport, “My Dad loved football and I was always athletic so my parents put me in football. It was love at first play.”
As he grew older his love for his sport continued to grow. Justin says that his youth coach is one of his biggest influences in his life. “My coach always said ‘God, Family, and Football in that order’, that was something that influenced me a lot as a kid”. Justin says that his coach helped make him into the “nice” and “affable” person he is today.
Justin came to Penn State in the summer and was a part of summer session. He remarked on how the summer session was very different from school now, “Summer session was pretty easy in my opinion but Fall is a different animal.” Justin says he finds the use agenda and that organization is key for him to function through his daily life at Penn State. Currently, Justin plans on getting a degree in Criminology. He hopes to take his degree to go into law enforcement and possibly the FBI or CIA. Justin has hopes to help improve the image of law enforcement, “With all of the events that have happened recently, I feel like the police and other parts of law enforcement are getting a bad image. I want to be able to rebuild there image to being the protectors they are supposed to be. That’s something I feel that I could do.”
When Justin is not involved in football or completing school work, he often tries to relax. “I find that I am busy a lot so the free time I do get I like to be low-key and chill.” Some of his favorite activities are watching movies and hanging out with friends. He said that he really cherishes this time because it allows him to refocus.
Penn State football is a very important thing to Justin. He would personally define Penn State football as a family from day one and driven towards one goal. So far Justin is in love with Penn State football saying, “My favorite part is the competition. You go hard everyday against teammates who are great and then go out on Saturday against other great teams. Even the mental aspect is harder than it was for me before and I love that aspect of competition.”
View Justin’s Football Highlights Here