First, and foremost, I am a BYU Cougars fan. I attended BYU, my parents attended BYU, and both sets of my grandparents attended BYU. Therefore, I have an affinity for stories related to BYU, the Mountain West Conference (MWC), and Bowl Championship Series (BCS) reform. However, I am still a fan of college football. My other favorite teams (since the 1990s) include the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Florida State Seminoles, and the Florida Gators. More recently, I have enjoyed watching the resurgence of Penn State, the emergence of Boise State—although they present competition to BYU in some ways, the dominance of the University of Southern California (USC), and the superhuman performance of Tim Tebow on and off the field.
I was born in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, so football is in my blood. After about seven years there, my family moved to Colorado Springs, and five years after that we relocated again to South Jordan, Utah. While in South Jordan, I played three years on the Bingham High School football team as a quarterback; I also played a little bit of safety. I was sophomore team captain on the “best sophomore team in school history” according to our coaches. We were ranked number 2 in the state my senior year as we compiled an 8-2 record.
During my playing career, I was associated with the following prominent players:
I have created this blog to share my passion for college football, and to, hopefully, enhance others' participation in the sport as a fan, student, or player.
1. Kevin Curtis, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, asked me to
do passing drills with him as he prepared for the upcoming football season in
2. Paul Peterson, former Boston College quarterback
and 2004 Continental Tire Bowl MVP, was my teammate in high school.
3. Reno “Junior” Mahe, Philadelphia Eagles running back/punt
returner (led the NFL in punt returns in 2005), played with him at BYU football
summer camps and played against him twice during the 1997 football season.
4. Bryan Kehl, New York Giants Linebacker, played against
him in high school during the 1998 football season.
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