UP CLOSE: BJ Peterson

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Nickname: Moose

Favorite cold cereal: Frosted Flakes

Favorite Bronco Mendenhall Quote: “Any questions?”

Why did I choose to play football over other sports: It’s the sport I’m the best at.

Before a football game, I: Eat a banana.

How did I spend my off-season: Doing flatwork concrete.

Who is the best player I’ve ever faced: Brandon Bradley, BYU.

What would I like to do sometime in my life is: Do a gainer.

One place I would like to visit: Hawai`i

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

Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why: My dad and mom, supported me.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Building skyscrapers.

How did I select my jersey number: It was given to me as a freshman, stuck with it.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: Being with my wife in California.

What is the best book I’ve ever read: Harry Potter #7

People say I look like: Matt Damon

My favorite professor or most interesting class I’ve taken at BYU: Seismic Resistance Steel Buildings

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Earning scholarship as walk on.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why: My pillow, key to a good night’s sleep.

My favorite scripture: 1 John 3:21

My favorite website: www.hulu.com

If I were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,”the person I’d call for my lifeline is (and why): My friend Ben, he’s an intellectual.

If I were hosting you on a recruiting visit to Provo, the most impressive thing I’d have to show you is: LaVell Edwards Stadium.

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

If I could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be: Denzel Washington, Karl Malone, and my wife.

On game day my friends and relatives: Watch the games on TV.

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