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Up Close with Kyle Johnson

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NICKNAME: KJ

FAVORITE CEREAL: Cocoa Pebbles

FAVORITE KALANI SITAKE QUOTE: “Good things can happen for you if you come to [BYU]...This is a great place if you want to be a part of it.”

WHY I CHOSE TO PLAY FOOTBALL OVER OTHER SPORTS: Because football is the best sport.

BEFORE A FOOTBALL GAME, Walk around the stadium/hotel and listen to music.

HOW DID I SPEND MY OFF-SEASON: Last off-season I got married and had surgery.

WHO IS THE BEST PLAYER I’VE EVER FACED: Ziggy Ansah (Former BYU player now with Detroit Lions).

IF I COULD PLAY ANOTHER POSITION, IT WOULD BE: Tight end or middle linebacker.

WHAT I WANT TO BE DOING 20 YEARS FROM NOW: I want to be spending lots of time with my wife and kids.

IF I WERE ON “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE,” THE PERSON I’D CALL FOR MY LIFELINE IS: My wife. She's the smartest person I know and always thinks she's right (she usually is right).

HOW DID I SELECT MY JERSEY NUMBER: It was assigned to me and I liked it and stuck with it.

ONE PLACE I’D VISIT: New Zealand

BEST BOOK I'VE READ: Unbroken

MY ADVICE TO YOUNGSTERS: If you have a true desire to do something, work hard until you achieve that thing.

PEOPLE SAY I LOOK LIKE: Some have told me I look like Joey Bosa.

IF I HAD TO GIVE UP ALL OF MY POSSESSIONS EXCEPT ONE, WHAT WOULD BE THE ONE THING I KEPT AND WHY: It would have to be a scrapbook my Mom made. She does such a great job on them and they are filled with the best pictures and memories.

ON GAME DAY MY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES: Either go to games, or go to the same house to watch the game. My Mom usually plays Candy Crush when she's really nervous during the game.

MOST MEMORABLE ATHLETIC MOMENT: Both Texas games (2013, 2014).

3 PEOPLE I’D INVITE TO DINNER: My Grandpa Lou, LaDainian Tomlinson and Charlie Day.

ONE RULE I’D CHANGE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS: Offensive holding, it'd make my life easier.

WHAT WOULD I LIKE TO DO SOMETIME IN MY LIFE: Sky dive.

IF I WERE HOSTING A RECRUIT ON A VISIT TO PROVO, THE MOST IMPRESSIVE THING I’D HAVE TO SHOW THEM IS: The mountains. Hiking, fishing, camping, anything up in the mountains.

WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON MY CAREER:My parents. They have always supported and pushed me.

MY MOST INTERESTING CLASS I'VE TAKEN AT BYU: Abnormal Psychology

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Mosiah 2:41