Getting to know Oregon State senior defensive tackle Stephen Paea

2010-10-06T22:30:00Z 2010-10-07T12:59:15Z Getting to know Oregon State senior defensive tackle Stephen PaeaBy Cliff Kirkpatrick, Gazette-Times Reporter Corvallis Gazette Times

What are your goals in life once football is over for you?

"If the NFL is my career that would be good. Then, I'd live life in the right way and support my family. I'd probably lose weight. And I'd go back to Tonga and play for the Tongan rugby team."

What are your hobbies that keep you busy between practices?

"I'd sing and record music. I'll lift and hang out."

What is your favorite type of music you listen to get you in the mood to play?

"Rap, but mostly I'd listen to Bob Marley or Michael Jackson. Something to get me excited, not mad. It's all about excitement."

Do you have a favorite class or area of study?

"I'd go with math."

If you could have a dinner conversation with a historical figure, dead or alive, who would it be?

"Probably, George Washington - the type of leader in a war, a general. It was amazing what they do."

What would be served at that dinner?

"Besides Tongan food, American food, like chicken, barbeque chicken with rice."

Who is the biggest influence in your life?

"My mom, (Ana). She's more than a mom. She still calls me and gives me orders if I'm going outside my path."

What is something people don't know about you that would surprise them?

"I'm nice off the field. Everyone says I'm a quiet guy."

What's your childhood fear?

"Snakes. I hate snakes. I can't do snakes."

What is your guilty pleasure?

"Playing video games, Call of Duty. If I have nothing to do in a day, I'll be on it for two-three hours."

Who is your celebrity dream date?

"Kim Kardashian"

Do you have a special talent?

"I'd sing."

What one thing would you change about yourself if you could?

"I'd lose weight, but I can't right now because of football."

What is the greatest memory at Oregon State?

"Coming in the first day and seeing everything about Oregon State. I walked into the first practice. It was a late December. Everybody was gone. And people were getting ready for the bowl game. I fell in love with the place when I got here."

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