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Too On One: Chris “Beanie” Wells

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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 4:19 pm | Updated: 2:04 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Too On One: Cardinals rookie running back tells Too On One about the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry.

Page Too: You’re an Ohio State guy. But now you’re in the NFL. You still hate Michigan?

Chris Wells: Oh, yeah.

PT: Will that always be the case?

CW: Pretty much. I grew up in Ohio, so it just comes natural.

PT: Does it pain you that Michigan is doing well this season?

CW: No, I want to see them do well. They represent the Big Ten. I want to see them do good all the way up until they play Ohio State.

PT: The week of that game, what’s it like on campus?

CW: It’s incredible. We have something called Mirror Lake. On Thursday, every student from campus, probably about 50,000 people, all gather at the lake and jump in.

PT: How different is the feeling the Saturday Ohio State plays Michigan?

CW: It’s the most exciting thing to be a part of. It’s the best rivalry in sports history.

PT: You didn’t lose to Michigan, did you?

CW: Nope. And I’m also the all-time leading rusher in Ohio State-Michigan history.

PT: Three of your teammates are from Michigan: Alan Branch, Steve Breaston and Gabe Watson. Do they say anything to you?

CW: They can’t say nothing. I think they only beat Ohio State one time.

Up close and personal

Favorite movie: “The Outsiders”

Favorite TV show: “Family Guy”

Last book you read: “What Makes the Great Great”

What do you drive: Lincoln Navigator

Song you would sing if you were on “American Idol”: “Icebox” by Omarion

Your worst habit: Not being able to say no

Your first job: Working at a carwash

What would you eat for your last meal: Chicken and waffles

Best sports movie ever: “Any Given Sunday”

Something about you that would surprise people: I think I can sing

Favorite athlete in another sport: LeBron James

Favorite city to visit: Columbus, Ohio

Reality TV show you’d like to be on: “Eddie Griffin Show,” “Going for Broke”

One food you refuse to eat: Tomatoes

Your favorite fast-food restaurant and item: Swenson’s in Akron, Ohio. They have something called the Galley Boy. It’s a burger, probably one of the best ones I’ve had.

Your hero: My mom and dad

Your bucket list: Skydive. Bungee jump. I want to do a lot.

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