Getting to know Oregon State junior tight end John Reese

2009-11-11T21:15:00Z Getting to know Oregon State junior tight end John ReeseBy Cliff Kirkpatrick, Gazette-Times reporter Corvallis Gazette Times

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

"I'm not too sure yet. I want to keep playing football. If not, I have some backup plans at home. I'm still exploring my options. So I'm letting it run its course and see what happens."

What hobbies keep you busy between practices?

"I love music, I love relaxing and doing anything fun. I'm on Twitter now."

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

"I go with anything pretty much. It ranges from R&B and hip-hop to metal and rock. I also like smooth jazz, so I have a wide range."

Do you have a favorite class or area of study?

"I've been majoring in communications. That's been my favorite so far."

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

"It would have to be between my two favorite players. From the NFL it would by Ray Lewis, and if it was the NBA it would be Kevin Garnett. They are two inspiring players."

What would be served at that dinner?

"I'm a very picky eater, and at the same time I like to try things out. I'm an old-fashion dude. I'll go with a hamburger and fries. At the same time, I do like Chinese, too."

Who is the biggest influence in your life?

"Beside the Lord Jesus Christ, it would have to be my parents. My father put in my head that hard work pays off. That's what I've been living by ever since."

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

"I'm a pretty wide open guy. I have a funny side and a serious side. I can adapt to everybody's environment pretty well."

What's your childhood fear?

"Definitely spiders."

What is your guilty pleasure?

"I'm definitely in the habit of eating a lot of chocolate. After dinner at nights I need to have something sweet."

Do you have a special talent?

"I could freestyle for a whole minute."

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

"I definitely would want to get bigger. I'm still working on that."

What one thing would you change about the world if you could?

"Stop hate crimes, or money. I'd make money not as big and important. The world is always fighting over money."

What family traditions do you still follow?

"I follow my religion, Christianity. I pray before I eat."


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