Football Up Close

Up Close: Keanu Nelson

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Take a closer look at senior wide receiver Keanu Nelson, as published in the BYU-Savannah State game program:                 

Nickname:     Keak, Keaks, Keak the Sneak, or Keke
                                                                                                                   
Favorite cold cereal:        Lucky Charms
 
Favorite Bronco Mendenhall Quote: "The more you can do, the more you can do"
 
Why did I choose to play football over other sports:     opportunity                                                                           
 
Before a football game, I:  listen to Public Enemy
 
How did I spend my off-season:   drove from the Bay Area and trained with the team
 
Who is the best player I’ve ever faced:  Kadeem Carey or Marquis Lee
 
One place I would like to visit:  Spain
 
What would I like to do sometime in my life: save the world
 
If I could play another position, what would it be:  cornerback of nickel                                                                                
 
Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why:  My father
 
What do I want to be doing 20 years form now: marketing director of a major corporation and saving the world
 
How did I select my jersey number: I didn't
 
What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: reading, listening to music
 
What is the best book I've ever read: Ishmael: An adventure of Mind and Spirit
 
People say I look like: I've heard every light-skinned entertainer at one point or another
 
My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Stan Knapp-Classical Social Theory                          
 
What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment:  Winning the Rose Bowl
 
If I had to give up all my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why: My mind.
 
My advice to youngsters:   What you do is so loud, I can't hear what you say.                                                                  
 
If I were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,”the person I’d call for my lifeline is: my mother because she's the most intelligent person I know.
 
If I were hosting you on a recruiting visit to Provo, the most impressive thing I'd have to show you is: the Utah landscape.
 
My least favorite trip is: to play Notre Dame…because they're Notre Dame.
 
One rule I'd change in college football is: targeting logistics
 
If I could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be: Aristotle, karl Marx, Mas
 
On game day my friends and relatives: typically root for me from afar

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