Sport and position: Football, H-back

Year: Redshirt senior

Major: Earned a bachelor’s in interpersonal communication in Dec. 2014. Working on a bachelor’s in hospitality management.

Favorite food: I really like cookie dough ice cream. I try to stay away from it during the season, to be honest. I haven’t had one in a while.

Favorite pro athlete: LaDainian Tomlinson. That’s my dude; I’ve been watching him since I was little. I’ve always been a Chargers fan, still am to this day. It broke my heart when I saw him go to the Jets. I love what he brings to the game, and I love watching film of him.

Pregame ritual: I’ll talk to my parents, and every pregame I say a prayer in the end zone. I can’t play a game without doing those two things.

Hidden talent: I’m a major chef. I love to cook. And I don’t just cook just for fun, I can really throw it down. Breakfast foods any time of the day … Have a little IHOP at home.


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