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Up Close with Parker Dawe

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Reprinted from football Gameday program guide, November 26, 2016

NICKNAME: pdawe, “old man”

FAVORITE CEREAL: Reese’s Puff cereal

FAVORITE KALANI SITAKE QUOTE: “Don’t play with anger towards the other team, play with love towards your brother, family and friends that support you.”

WHY I CHOSE TO PLAY FOOTBALL OVER OTHER SPORTS: I love to hit and the comradry of the game.

BEFORE A FOOTBALL GAME, I: listen to chill music and visualize myself playing.

HOW DID I SPEND MY OFF-SEASON: Lifting hard so I could get bigger and nastier.

WHO IS THE BEST PLAYER I’VE EVER FACED: Too many to count.

IF I COULD PLAY ANOTHER POSITION, IT WOULD BE: Tight end, you can block and catch the ball.

WHAT I WANT TO BE DOING 20 YEARS FROM NOW: Principal or education administrator

IF I WERE ON “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE,” THE PERSON I’D CALL FOR MY LIFELINE IS: Josh Romney (my brother-in-law). He’s one of the smartest people I’ve ever met.

HOW DID I SELECT MY JERSEY NUMBER: t was my Dad’s number. I wear it to represent my family.

ONE PLACE I’D VISIT: South America

BEST BOOK I'VE READ: The Book of Mormon

MY ADVICE TO YOUNGSTERS: Live like the person you hope to be as an adult.

PEOPLE SAY I LOOK LIKE: Zac Dawe

MY ADVICE TO YOUNGSTERS: Never give up and remember why you play!

ON GAME DAY MY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES: get together and eat lots of food and put on “Dawe pride” shirts to support me and BYU.

MOST MEMORABLE ATHLETIC MOMENT: when I earned a scholarship.

3 PEOPLE I’D INVITE TO DINNER: Jesus Christ, Rocky Balboa and my wife.

ONE RULE I’D CHANGE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS: O-line needs to be eligible!

HOW MANY POKÉMON GO TYPES HAVE YOU CAUGHT: 37

WHAT WOULD I LIKE TO DO SOMETIME IN MY LIFE: Retire and be a high school football coach.

IF I WERE HOSTING A RECRUIT ON A VISIT TO PROVO, THE MOST IMPRESSIVE THING I’D HAVE TO SHOW THEM IS: Have me hang out with students and people at BYU. BYU is surrounded by great people.

WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON MY CAREER:MY Dad!

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Moses 1:39

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