Rutgers Running Back Jawan Jamison Handling The Extra Attention Well

By Matt Sugam

PISCATAWAY – Jawan Jamsion has rushed for 100-yards six games in a row. It’s garnered him national attention and more comparisons to former Rutgers running back Ray Rice. Here’s what he had to say about those things and more as Rutgers prepares for Syracuse:

Q: What’s your focus? Do you even think about breaking the 100-yard mark plateau going into the game?

A: No. Right now I’m just focused on getting wins and doing what I need to do for my team. Everything else will work out for itself.

Q: What’s the difference between the running game this year and last year?

A: This year is just we’re more together. Everybody’s used to playing with each other. Everybody’s more connected and we work well together. We got a year up under our belts last year and we’re just doing good this year.

Q: Are there more holes or do you just understanding the running game better?

A: I’m understanding it better. I’m following my keys better and my lineman are blocking better so it’s all coming together.

Q: How are you holding up physically?

A: I’m good physically. My legs are fine. I might how some bruises now and then up here on my shoulder and my neck but everything else is fine.

Q: How do you deal with the attention? People know who you are. Does that change your life at all?

A: No not really. It’s cool. I like it, but I’m not letting it get to me. I’m staying humble.

Q: Did you expect this kind of attention coming into the year?

A: Not really. I came in just expecting to do my job and just get the job done and get the win.

Q: Do you hear many Ray Rice comparisons?

A: Yes. All the time. He’s at where I’m want to get to so if I’m being compared to him than I have a good shot.

Q: What’s your reaction when you hear that comparisons?

A: I like it sometimes, but sometimes I don’t, but most of the time I like because it’s a good thing because I’m getting compared to someone I look up to. He’s one of the reasons I came here and he’s where I’m ultimately trying to get to.

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