From Michael Jordan’s obsession with rocking North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls shorts during games to Serena Williams’ need to bounce the tennis ball five times before her first serve, athletes have long been believers that superstitions give them the added edge they need to get in the zone before games.
Every week we’ll take a look at some of the wackiest superstitions athletes and coaches from around the country implement.
This week we caught up with Yulee (Yulee, Fla.) running back Derrick Henry, an Alabama commit.
The Superstition: Snacking on Snickers
The Breakdown: “I must have a Snickers before every game. I just don’t feel like I can do it if I haven’t had my Snickers, seriously. I run through pregame warm-ups and then I have to eat it. That’s just my ritual. It has to be done.”
The Why: “I think it’s a comfort thing for me, but I also think that it gives me an extra energy boost. I’m telling you, eating that Snickers, it does something for me. I’ve gotta have it.”
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