Luke Huerta


All Your Favorites:

  • Food:   Steak
  • Movie:   The Sandlot
  • Movie Character: Will Hunting
  • Book (Author): Friday Night Lights H.G. Bissinger
  • Book Character (what book?): Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
  • Show:   Intentional Talk
  • Type of Music: Country/Hip-Hop
  • Musical Artist or Band:  Drake
  • Song (Artist):  Chillin’ It (Cole Swindell)
  • Artist:  Banksy
  • Painting:   Balloon Girl
  • City (foreign or domestic):  San Francisco
  • State:   California
  • Country:  United States
  • Place (anywhere):  The beach
  • Sport:   Baseball
  • Activity:   Football
  • Hobby:   Ping-Pong
  • Board Game: Monopoly
  • Monopoly Piece: Car
  • Quote:   “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” – Luke 1:37

Why did you choose Santa Clara?
The great facilities, the coaching staff, a Jesuit education, and close to home.

What draws you to baseball? What is special about the college game?
I love the tradition and history of the game and it’s a game that my family and I have always bonded over. The special part about the college game is the intensity of the games and everyone’s relentlessly pursuit to try to get to Omaha, which is the greatest sporting event on Earth.

Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
I love competing with Jason Seever because when he takes the mound he’s not going to leave anything out on the field I love competing against Berman because he wants to win just as bad as I do and he likes to talk a lot so it’s fun beating him.

Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?

  • Tiger Woods, golf
  • Pete Rose, baseball
  • Brett Favre, football
  • Michael Jordan, basketball
  • Ty Cobb, baseball

5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?

  • Tupac Shakur
  • Babe Ruth
  • Will Ferrell
  • Matt Damon
  • Dustin Pedroia

What would you do with a billion dollars?
I would buy a mansion and cars for all the members of my family and then invest the rest into bonds and stocks.

What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
I want to be a college baseball coach.

What does your ideal day look like?
Sunny and 75.

What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?
Visit all 32 MLB Ballparks.