Sport and position: Football, wide receiver

Year: Redshirt junior

Major: Communication

Favorite food: I’m Italian, so I’d have to say lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs. Something like that because that’s usually what we have in my household on Sundays. Something Italian, home cooked.

Favorite pro athlete: Derek Jeter. I just like how he handles this business. You never hear him in the news for anything negative. He brought purity to the sport. That’s one of the reasons I wear No. 2. He’s just a role model for me.

Pregame ritual: I take a couple minutes in the end zone before every game, before we warm up as a team, to talk to the Lord a little bit … Since freshman year of high school.

Hidden talent: I have other talents, other hobbies. I like to play golf. Eighty-five is the lowest score I’ve ever shot.


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