Our next 'Up Close' senior spotlight is No. 1 Joe Sampson, BYU's senior DB from Oakland, Calif.
Nickname: Show Time
Favorite cold cereal: Frosted Flakes
Favorite Bronco Mendenhall Quote: “You can be good or you can be great, it is a choice.”
Before a football game, I: Put my headphones on and enter the “zone”.
How did I spend my off-season: There is no off season!
Who is the best player I’ve ever faced: Rahsaan Vaughn (Oregon Ducks #10 W.R.)
What would I like to do sometime in my life is: I just want to be successful.
If I could play another position, what would it be: Running back was my original position.
Who has had the greatest influence on my football career: My Dad pushed me to be great.
What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Coaching a successful football team.
How did I select my jersey number: It’s my favorite number, wore it in JUCO.
What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: Boating.
What is the best book I’ve ever read: Talent is Overrated.
People say I look like: Young Jeezy.
What is my most memorable athletic achievement: Playing in National Championship in junior college.
If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why: My i-phone because technology is taking over my generation. It can do so many things.
My favorite scripture: Phillipians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
My favorite website: www.google.com.
If I were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” the person I’d call for my lifeline is: Duane Busby. He knows everything.
My advice to youngsters: Whatever you want to do, put forth all your effort.
One rule I’d change in college football is: Endzone celebrations.
On game day my friends and relatives: Call me and wish me good luck.