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Andrew Fales, Up Close


Favorite cold cereal: Lucky Charms

What is your favorite LaVell Edwards quote: "Let's just keep this thing going."

Why did you choose to play football over other sports: The contact

Before a football game, I: Pray

How did you spend your off-season: As an intern with Ernst & Young in New York City

Who has had the greatest influences on your football career and why: My father because he always encouraged me to be the best I could.

What do you want to be doing 20 years from now: United States Senator

Who is the best player you've ever faced: JR Redmond, Arizona State

The dirtiest team I've ever played is: Utah State

What would you like to do sometime in your life: Yacht race

One place I would like to visit: Jerusalem

If you could play another position, what would it be: Quarterback

How did you select your jersey number: I've always had a "7" in my number: 87 in high school; 77 at Snow College; 37 at BYU.

What is your favorite hobby or activity away from football: Reading

What is the best book you've ever read: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (unabridged)

My advice to youngsters: Invest 15 percent of your income and you can retire at 55 a millionaire.

My favorite professor or most interesting BYU class I've taken: Bob Gardner in Tax Research

What is your most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Recovering a fumble against UNLV last year.

If you had to give up all of your possessions except one, what would be the one thing you kept and why: My brokerage account because it takes money to make money.

My Favorite scripture: Matthew 6:33

My Favorite website:

People say I look like: The Russian on Rocky IV Doph Lungren

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I have 10 brothers and sisters

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: My wife's Uncle John Galazin because he literally knows everything.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: My wife Charity-Ruth, Jesus Christ and Orrin Porter Rockwell.