Sport and position: Football, defensive end

Year: Redshirt senior

Major: Sport and exercise science

Favorite food: Fried chicken. It really don’t matter [where it’s from], as long as it’s good.

Favorite pro athlete: Brian Dawkins, James Harrison and Ndamukong Suh, one of the three. All of them are nasty football players that nobody likes. … But they’re great people off the field, too.

Pregame ritual: First I get taped, then I go out to the field, I go to the goalpost and say a little prayer. I’ve done that since [junior year of] high school. Then I go around and warm up.

Hidden talent: Grilling. Steak, chicken, pork, whatever. … I learned it all from my dad.


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