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Jack of the Week: Ben Wells

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By Nick James - bio | email

NACOGDOCHES- (KTRE) – Ben Wells use to play football in the Big 12 and wear the burnt orange for the University of Texas.  Wells, a junior defensive back for SFA has shined since transferring from Austin he considers his time there very valuable and he learned a lot of hard lessons that have made him a changed man.

"I know I made some mistakes at UT, like just playing around a lot that may have led to me not playing as much. I take the game more serious," Wells said.

Wells took it for granted playing big time division one ball, and that lack of focus may have cost him a lack of playing time on the gridiron.  He has seen the light and his second chance to make a first impression is paying off.

"I focus on academics. Come here, do football. That's the main two things I do.  I stay away from everything else.  Just trying to stay focused on the big picture."

A Beaumont native is happy that he gets to play ball closer to home in a much intimate setting. He has been teasing friends and family after the Lumberjacks blasted the Lamar Cardinals 71-3 (College in Beaumont). 

"I went home Sunday after the game and I messed with them. Some of them didn't want to answer the phone, so I feel that was a plus."

Wells is a lockdown corner in the ‘Jacks secondary and doesn't get many opportunities to make a lot of plays patience will eventually hopefully pay off.

"I'm just trying to stay patient and when a ball do come my way, I'm going to make a play."

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