Prior to the start of the 2015 season, we had the chance to talk with Terenn Houk and Manoa Pikula. Learn a little bit about them below.
Stadiums excited to play at in 2015: Big House, Nebraska, Rose Bowl, and Arrowhead
One thing people don’t know about you: I have two little brothers, they are 4 and 6 and that’s probably why it’s interesting. And they’re white.
Other sports you enjoy: Basketball, baseball, and volleyball. I played high school basketball and baseball.
Favorite pro athlete: Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks
Favorite movie: Tangled or Frozen
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Who do you look up to?: Robert Anae–He’s like a dad. He’s one of those coaches that you always want approval from. He pushes you to be your best. Also, Frank Wintrich–He’s cool. He’s not as tough. He tries to act like he’s tough but he’s not.
Nicknames from team: T-Money
Pregame ritual: I read these notes that someone special wrote to me as motivation. Then I say a prayer and listen to Taylor Swift.
Favorite football memory: Scoring my first touchdown against UConn in 2014 or beating Utah State in 2011. Everyone stormed the field. That was unreal.
Stadiums excited to play at in 2015: I can’t wait for the Rose Bowl and the Big House
One thing people don’t know about you: I listen to slow jams before every game. I’m not a hype guy.
Where did your name come from?: From my Grandpa, from Tonga.
Other sports you enjoyed in high school: I wrestled and played rugby. I played rugby for Highland and we won nationals.
Favorite movie: The Incredibles
Favorite actor: Brad Pitt or The Rock
Favorite food: French fries and horse meat. My Mom has a really good recipe for horse. She puts mayonnaise and sauce on it.
Who you look up to: My five brothers, I look up to each of them for different reasons. Being the youngest, I was kind of the punching bag, but they always looked out for me and showed me the ropes.
Nicknames from the team: Deuce-deuce because of my number being 22.
Pregame ritual: I’ll listen to a lot 90s R&B type music.
Favorite Football Memory: Beating Texas at home two years ago in 2013. That was by far one of the best memories I have from being at BYU.