- Name: Justin Arth
- Height: 6’1”
- Weight: 200 Ibs
- Position: QB
- College: Texas Wesleyan University
- Twitter: @JustinArthQB
What is the best restaurant in your hometown city?
Ted’s Montana Grill. I’m a big fan of the bison burger because of the leanness of the meat, as well as taste.
When breaking down your film what will stick out?
I think you would see a guy who knows how to read defenses and make all the throws with accuracy and timing. You will notice I can come off a first read and evade pressure and still deliver good balls.
If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money?
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is repay my parents for investing in training sessions and college tuition and all the things I am indebted to them for. I next would invest in the stock market to make sure I have a stable retirement fund.
What has been your biggest failure?
My biggest failure has been failing to secure a spot in the Elite 11 when I was in high school. I had good showings at the camps, but I did not prepare for the camp which allowed others to pass me up. This led to the importance of preparation for anything that I do, so the failure of missing out on the Elite 11, made me who I am today.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
I am an extremely hard worker that cares about the individual. I am someone with all-around talent, but my knowledge of the game and my ability to lead others are what makes me great.
Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?
Texas Wesleyan WR Brandon Rolfe. No questions asked.
Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
Yes, I’ve had a few nicknames over the years but the main two have been “Jarth” and “J”
What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job?
I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. After football I would love to work in sports as an executive or general manager of a sports franchise.
What is your coolest life moment?
Having the honor and privilege of working with and being apart of the QB Takeover family these last 5 years. Working with and competing against great players like Deshaun Watson, Dewayne Haskins, Jalen Hurts, Malik Willis, Max Brosmer, Jordan Yates, David Moore and many others has been one of the coolest moments in my life and bonds that I would never have had if it wasn’t through football.
What song would you sing at Karaoke night?
Country Girl by Luke Bryan
If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking?
Who is your favorite football team?
Atlanta Falcons & Minnesota Vikings
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Caution – don’t get me started on sports topics.
What is your biggest fear?
Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?
Isaac Rochell. The impact he has as a rotational pass rusher for the Los Angeles Chargers is not recognized enough. I can speak personally playing against him, that he is a dominant pass rusher and has made my job as a QB harder when you have to face a guy like him.
Take us through game day, How do you prepare?
My preparation starts a week before actual game day. I begin by watching the last 3 games of film of the team we are about to play and learn their tendencies of coverage, playcalls and blitzes depending on the down, distance and situation. Next I watch for tendencies of linebackers, corners and safeties to give me ques on coverage and figure out who the playmakers are and are not on the defense. I’ll collaborate with my offensive coordinator to come up with a way to attack them and begin executing the game plan by having a goal of scoring 45 points per game each day on practice and on game day. I’ll wake up game day morning and do a devotion and mentally prepare myself by going over the call sheet. Once I get to the field I’ll go throw a specific throwing workout with my receivers to get warm. Once I am all suited up, I will then lead the team out for game day and plan to score at least 45 points.
Do you have any hobbies?
Golfing, cooking and playing video games with my friends and/or girlfriend.
If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be?
I compare pretty similarly to Drew Brees and Peyton Manning. I am someone who is athletic enough to make plays with my feet if needed, but my calling cards are leadership, football IQ and accuracy and timing.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
My mentors, Larry Lawrence and Julie Cook. They have helped me navigate life’s difficult circumstances while remaining true to myself and unapologetic about my faith in Jesus Christ.
What motivates you to work hard?
For me it’s waking up everyday knowing I have an opportunity to be great. I get to be great in how I prepare. I get to be great in how I perform and I get to be in how I represent myself, my team around me and my faith on a global stage. That alone makes me wanna get up each day and earn the right to outwork everyone around me.