1) All Your Favorites:
a. Food: Grandma’s Pancakes
b. Movie: Gladiator
c. Movie Character: Boobie Miles
d. Book (Author): Malcolm Gladwell
e. Book Character (what book?): Edmond Dantes (Count of Monte Cristo)
f. Show: House
g. Type of Music: Rap/R&B
h. Musical Artist or Band: Trey Songz
i. Album: No Ceilings (Lil Wayne)
j. Song (Artist): Lonely (Akon)
m. City (foreign or domestic): Boston, Massachusetts
n. State: Nevada
o. Country: Nevada
p. Place (anywhere): Fenway Park
q. Sport: Football
r. Activity: Wiffleball
s. Hobby: Video Games
t. Board Game: Monopoly
u. Monopoly Piece: Top Hat
v. Quote: “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” — Numbers 6: 24-26
2) Why did you choose Santa Clara?
I chose Santa Clara because I love the strong academics and the fact that it is a religious school. Those are the two biggest reasons why I chose this school, but I also liked the campus and the proximity to my family.
3) What draws you to baseball? What makes it appealing to you? What is special about the college game?
I am drawn to baseball because I love to compete. Also I have done it all my life and have loved doing it. I love being on a team with a bunch of guys who want the same things you want and go through the same pains you do. The college game is so special because it fosters teamwork and winning. There is no contracts and trades to get people deterred away from the real point of winning games.
4) How has the fall season gone for the team and you personally?
The fall season seems to be going really well for us as a team. We seem to be coming together and figuring out our chemistry, and it’s insane how much talent we have on the team. As a group, we really seem to be maturing and getting closer to where we need to be when the season starts. Personally the fall hasn’t gone as well for me as I wanted it to. I was really nervous at the beginning and I feel like it affected my performance. But as I start to relax and am more comfortable I feel like I’m getting the hang of things again.
5) Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
I love to compete with Zach Looney and Justin Viele. I like to compete with Loons because he NEVER takes a rep off which focuses me and makes me better. I like to compete with Justin because the dude is nuts and works his ass off.
6) Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?
- The Schwab (Sports Trivia)
- Joey Chestnut (See Who Could Not Eat the Longest)
- Ghandi (Hot Dog Eating Contest)
- Max Deering (Dance Off)
- Tim Tebow (Precision Passing Drill)
7) 5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?
- Warren Buffett
- Theo Epstein
- Barack Obama
- John Locke
8) What would you do with a billion dollars?
I would build my dream home, complete with an ENORMOUS library, indoor basketball court, indoor wiffleball field, and amazing pool. I would also give some to my parents, make sure that my kids, grandkids, and their kids have college funds. I would invest $100 million, so I would probably have at least $600 million left and I would donate all of it.
9) #1 on your Bucket List?
See every Major League Baseball stadium.
10) What’s your ideal 1st date? Who? What? Where?
Blake Lively. Dinner. An extremely fancy restaurant at the top of an extremely high building overlooking an extremely famous city.