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Charlie Peterson - Up Close

Nickname: Charlie Hustle, Chuck, Striker

Favorite cold cereal: Lucky Charms, Mueslix, Frosted Mini-Wheats - all of `em.

What is my favorite Gary Crowton quote: Talking about a "game plan" vs. an opponent.

Why did I choose to play football over other sports: Adrenaline rush, teamwork, it's fun.

Before a football game, I: Yawn, stretch, visualize game, use bathroom four to eight times.

How did I spend my off-season: Fishing in Alaska & working with Mr. Militant (Jay Omer).

Who has had the greatest influences on my football career and why: No question-my Dad. He's my foundation. I always lean on him. He can sure get "revved up!"

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Playing ball in 40+ league.

Who is the best player I've ever faced: Jamal Reynolds & Fred Smart, but Justin Ena is the best.

Who is the dirtiest team I've ever played: Utah State, they talk way too much.

What would I like to do sometime in my life: Find and marry my co-pilot.

One place I would like to visit: Switzerland.

If I could play another position, what would it be: Special teams wedge-breaker.

How did I select my jersey number: It just had a good vibe.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: Fishing, outdoors, Play Station.

What is the best book I've ever read: Hmmm...Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs & Ham.

People say I look like: My brothers.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: World Food Crops was cool.

My most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Throwing my first-ever BYU touchdown pass.

My Favorite scripture: The story of the prodigal son.

My advice to youngsters: "Respect your elders." Lip service means nothing.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: My toes are stuck together.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: My Mom - she beats me at Scrabble and knows everything.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: My future wife, Vince Lombardi, Jerry Seinfeld and my close friends and family. We'd have a feast.

On game day, my friends and relatives follow the game: My mom and dad drive down, but I don't see them. My little brother, Sam, runs down close and goes crazy behind the bench. He's a true fan! My other brothers love to watch from the stands. Game days are always fun.