Madison High School two-way starter Bobby Wolfe changes personalities when he’s on the football field.
“When I step on the turf it’s a different feeling, a rush through my body that turns me into a completely different person,” he said. “Outside of these pads I’m one of the nicest individuals you will ever meet but when we step on the turf I’m not that nice.”
Wolfe, a Texas A&M-bound star defensive back, also plays on offense as a wide receiver and running back. Borrowing the title from rapper Travis Scott’s No. 1 hit “Sicko Mode,” he defines the phrase every time he hits the gridiron and becomes a different person, hence the reason he jams to the song over and over again as a part of his pre-game ritual.
In Madison’s 30-7 victory over Milby, Wolfe went “Sicko Mode” on both sides of the line of scrimmage scoring a touchdown catch as a receiver and scooping an interception as a defensive back.
“The only thing I was thinking when the ball was in the air is ‘Sicko Mode.’ I go up and catch the ball like Julio Jones, my favorite receiver, so I’m going to make plays.”
The Defender spoke with Wolfe after the Milby game to discuss his performance on the field, his thoughts on the upcoming match against Manvel and his overall love of the game.
Defender: How would you describe your style of play?
Wolfe:“As an athlete I would describe my style of play as unpredictable and imperturbable. At any moment I can make a play. When it seems that there is no play to be made, I’m going to make a play.”
Defender: Why do you love football?
Wolfe:“It’s been my passion since I was a little boy. I have been playing football since I was about 4 years old so growing up I used to do all types of stuff around the house. I used to do spin moves around the couch playing with my momma and stuff like that. It’s been this way my entire life. Throughout the environment I grew up in I’ve always stayed focused and knew I wanted to make it to the NFL and I wanted to feed my family. I just love the passion.”
Defender: Why did you choose to take your talents to Texas A&M?
Wolfe:“Coach Jimbo Fisher. I don’t think people outside of Houston really know what we’re building at Texas A&M. It’s different. We’re about to bring back the wrecking crew. They think LSU is DBU [defensive back university]. We’re about to make A&M DBU.”
Defender: Any thoughts on the upcoming matchup against Manvel.
Wolfe:That matchup is going to really bring out the “Sicko Mode.” I’m ready to play. Manvel is where the real competition is. I want to see someone on the other side of the ball who is bigger than me and stronger than me because that is what tests if you are that real dog or if you’re just all talk. I like the bully to bully – you know what I’m talking about.
NFL players he likes to watch: Marshon Lattimore, Xavier Rhodes, Earl Thomas
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite sport to watch on TV: Baseball
Favorite subject: History
Dream job after football: Brain surgeon
World problem he would solve: Take homeless people off the streets and give them somewhere to stay
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