Sport and position: Football, linebacker

Year: Senior

Major: Education with a minor in coaching

Favorite food: Cheddar’s: I like the nachos, I like the chicken tenders and I like the steak. If you bring me a steak, I’ll love you forever … well-done ribeye.

Favorite pro athlete: Ray Lewis. Dez Bryant from Dallas, but Tyrann Mathieu, honey badger. They always say I’m undersized, and he’s undersized too, but he makes plays.

Pregame ritual: Me and [Terrance Plummer], we would do pushups in the hotel room. Now, I do the pushups on my own … I call my mom [Swanslon] before the game and tell her I love her and tell her, ‘We’re going to do good today.’ I always say ‘we’ because she’s a part of me. I play with her in my heart.

Hidden talent: I think I can sing. But every time I’ll be singing in the locker room, people just be looking at me, telling me to shut up. But I sung in the church choir, so I’m going to say sing.


Jarrod Heil is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @JarrodHeil or email him at