Don’t be fooled by the W. The Washington Nationals have an offense problem.
ZACH: That touchdown might have sealed the deal. I mean, I hope I offered more than that touchdown against Oregon! [laughs]
JULIE: It’s pretty bad. We play a bunch of card games and board games, but if we do board games, we have to be on the same team. Otherwise, we won’t talk to each other for like an hour. We’re just too stubborn.
It’s unfortunate, in a way, to be known only for the catch. There were so many other things I did during the season; it’s hard for me to distinguish myself because of that catch [a one-handed touchdown catch on Nov. 23 versus the Cowboys]. I know that I’m more than that. But at least people know you, you know what I mean?
When I watch it, I’m like, Wow, that really happened! It’s still a little crazy to me. I envisioned myself making some kind of catch in the end zone, but I didn’t know exactly what it was going to be. You have to have a picture of what you want to do before you can do it — I learned that from [Cardinals free safety] Tyrann Mathieu. I knew that I was capable of it, but just seeing it and the reaction to it, it was by far the craziest thing that has ever happened to me.
I have my mom’s body. She was a six-time All-American [in track]. I have her exact body structure from head to toe — her wrists, arms, everything. I pretty much look like an identical twin of my mom.
I’ve been around athletes at the highest level all my life. It’s what’s pushed me. Pops played football for LSU. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been working with him running routes and stuff. And I grew up with my stepdad [Derek Mills], who was an Olympic gold medalist [in the 4×400-meter relay] in the ’96 Olympics. He ran a 44.13 on the split, which is beyond me.