What are your goals in life once football is over for you?
"I majored in accounting so I'd like to work for a public accounting firm, that's what I plan on doing in my career. Then I plan on coming to a lot of Oregon State football games."
What are your hobbies that keep you busy between practices?
"I like to hunt and fish, camping. All that stuff. I'm a big-time outdoors guy. Around here I like to go to Irish Bend. I fish that a lot. My buddies and I go to Green Peter Lake and take the boat out."
What is your favorite type of music you listen to, to get you in the mood to play?
"For games I have Boston and Journey going on, on my iPod. That's pregame. But when I get on the bus, I listen to the hard stuff, metal and stuff."
Do you have a favorite class or area of study?
My favorite class here so far has been Native American flute. I feel like I've learned a lot in that. As far as accounting goes, I've liked audit."
If you could have a dinner conversation with a historical figure, dead or alive, who would it be?
"I'd choose George Washington, a founding father."
What would be served at that dinner?
"Spare ribs, like you get at Local Boyz, and kaluha pork."
Who is the biggest influence in your life?
"My mother, (Jennifer). She's a single mom and raised me by herself. She's an inspiration to me. Anything I think is difficult, she's done two-fold."
What is something people don't know about you that would surprise them?
"I watch a lot of Discovery Channel and History Channel."
What was your childhood fear?
"I used to be afraid of spiders. I have a huge scar on my leg that a brown recluse got me. They had to scoop everything out. So for a while I was afraid of spiders. But I conquered that. Now I kill them all."
What is your guilty pleasure?
"Cold Stone ice cream. I can't stop. When we are at home games we get Cold Stone. I create my own. I got cake batter, cheesecake and I put Reese's peanut butter cups and brownies in there."
Who is your celebrity dream date?
"I don't know her name, so I'll go with Carrie Underwood."
Do you have a special talent?
"I'm pretty good at guitar."
What one thing would you change about yourself if you could?
"Once football is over I'd like to lose about 50 pounds."
What family traditions do you still follow?
"When I was home for Christmas we'd always watch Christmas Vacation."
What's the biggest issue in the world and how would you go about fixing it?
"Right now the economy is a big deal. That's an issue our President is trying to handle, but I may not agree with his methods."