Jake Shoff Questions & Answers

Question: How important is the Weber State game?

Answer: It is huge, it's one of the biggest games on the schedule. (Note: Shoff played through his sophomore year at Weber State.)

Question: Tell us about your back problems.

Answer: My L5 disk was bulging and my L4 disk was herniated. I rehabbed it all summer and lost about 18 pounds and it feels 100 percent better. I injured it September of last year and continued to play on it and made it worse. I got epideral shots and nerve killer shots. I forgot how it was to play without pain.

Question: You have a new fan in your son, Zack. Tell us about him?

Answer: This kid is so cute. It's unbelievable to see how he is growing and how much he looks like me and Emily. It's awesome.

Question: How is the quality of post play at BYU, considering who you have to practice against?

Answer: Hoffa and I make each other better. He is really tough to guard. It's a lot of hard work, but it's fun. It's good to compete like that.

Question: Do you speak Spanish on the team?

Answer: Sometimes. Not like some would like. Some of the guys really like to speak Spanish. I guess we used it a little more last year.

Question: You have twin brothers. Tell us about them.

Answer: They play at American Fork High School. They are juniors; Ricky and James. They will probably get mad at me for saying this, but they are short, little guys. They are 6-2, but they are still growing. They are good players.

Question: Who is the best XBox player on the team?

Answer: Me by far. We usually play it on the road. I don't have much time for it, other than that.

Question: Why were you born in Mississippi?

Answer: My dad is a dentist and that is where the Air Force paid for his school, and so we moved around a lot. I lived in Holland for three years when I was younger. We have also lived in Wyoming, Texas, Mississippi and Chicago. When my dad retired from the military, he started a practice in American Fork.