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Brandon Stephens - Up Close


Favorite cold cereal:Wheaties

What is my favorite Gary Crowton quote:"I like our chances" repeated three times.

Why did I choose to play football over other sports:I couldn't shoot free throws.

Before a football game, I:Take a nap, listen to music.

How did I spend my off-season:Working for Okland Construction on the new athletic facilities.

Who is the best player I've ever faced:Ryan Denney.

The dirtiest team I've ever played is:Utah Utes/Mountain Crest Mustangs.

What would I like to do sometime in your life:Skydive.

One place I would like to visit:Brasov, Romania.

If I could play another position, what would it be:Kicker/Punter.

Who has had the greatest influences on my football career and why:My Dad; he has always made me believe that I was the best.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now:Own my own construction company.

How did I select my jersey number:It was Craig Denney's football number.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football:Playing with my girls, golf.

What is the best book I've ever read:Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler.

People say I look like:John Travolta.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU:Principles of Real Estate, Mark Hutchings.

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment:Our comeback win over Utah State in 2002.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why:My family, (My wife and baby girls are all I need).

My Favorite scripture:2 Nephi 2:8

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My advice to youngsters:Be successful in all areas of your life, not just one.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me:I have a BB in my tongue.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why:My father-in-law Marlowe Goble.

If I could invite any three people to dinner who would they be:My wife (Sallie) and two baby girls Maggie and Nary.

On game day:My parents come to games and my dad listens to the game on the radio while watching live. Mom spends the who game praying that I don't get hurt.