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UP CLOSE: AJ Van Valkenburg

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Favorite cold cereal: Cinnamon Life

Why did I choose to play football over other sports: Legal assault and battery.

Before a football game, I: Listen to music.

How did I spend my off-season: Working out.

Who is the best player I’ve ever faced: Michael Hague

The dirtiest team I’ve ever played is: Eastern Arizona

What would I like to do sometime in my life is: Die

One place I would like to visit: New Zealand

If I could play another position, what would it be: RB

Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why: Coach Peck

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: No idea.

How did I select my jersey number: Was given to me.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: Sleeping.

What is the best book I’ve ever read: New Testament

People say I look like: My brother

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why: A book of poetry. It was the best gift I ever received.

My favorite scripture: Moroni 7

My favorite website: none

My advice to youngsters: You know nothing.

If I were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,”the person I’d call for my lifeline is (and why): Trevor Ahlquist. He is full of useless information.

If I were hosting you on a recruiting visit to Provo, the most impressive thing I’d have to show you is: The Y on the mountain.

One rule I’d change in college football is: Roughing the passer

If I could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be: Jesus, and two of my friends

On game day my friends and relatives: Watch football.

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