LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The road has been challenging for former Kentucky wide receiver, Josh Ali, batting through injury and a car accident in December that kept him sidelined from the Citrus Bowl. However, Ali looks to still make his dream of playing in the NFL come true.
NICOLE: How have you been mentally the last few months dealing with everything you have been through? Has it been challenging?
JOSH: “It’s been great. I have a great support team around me. My trainer actually came down here with me. So we worked out in the morning and got it in. I just feel stronger than ever right now. I feel confident right now my knee. So you know, hopefully, someone gives me a chance because after the accident happened, I felt like I had a new chance at life. So I’m going to make the best out of anything chance I get.”
NICOLE: How much are you using your obstacles as fuel to keep grinding every day and make your dreams of playing in the NFL come true?
JOSH: “I feel like I have a second chance now and I probably won’t have another chance. So, you know, I’m just taking everything in and I’m not taking anything for granted. I’m just pushing through every day and staying prayed up.”
NICOLE: You didn’t have the opportunity to play in the Citrus Bowl, or participate in the University of Kentucky’s Pro-Day. If you were to pitch yourself to an NFL Scout today, how would you do it?
JOSH: “I think my film speaks for itself, but I would tell them that I’m a hard worker, I’m very dependable and I’m very coachable. I will do any and everything they told me to do to the best of my ability. I wouldn’t let my knee be a setback for what I can do because this is temporary. I’m working as hard as I can to get back.”