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.