UP CLOSE: Jason Speredon

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Nickname: Sparticus

Favorite cold cereal: Brown sugar, Maple Life

Favorite Bronco Mendenhall Quote: “So umm ...”

Why did I choose to play football over other sports: Cause BYU didn’t have wrestling.

Before a football game, I: Get ready to play.

How did I spend my off-season: Working, working out and playing.

Who is the best player I’ve ever faced: Russell Tialavea, BYU.

What would I like to do sometime in my life is: Create a non-profit.

One place I would like to visit: Redwood National Forest

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

Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why: My family, always there for me.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Enjoying retirement.

How did I select my jersey number: The number I wanted was taken.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: Camping/4 Wheelers/boating.

What is the best book I’ve ever read: The Giver

People say I look like: Sparticus

My favorite professor or most interesting class I’ve taken at BYU: Bother Bott D & C class.

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Jumping the wake on the wake board.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why: I don’t have that possession yet.

My favorite scripture: Alma 27:18

My favorite website: www.gravestonewiki.com

My advice to youngsters: Learn to love reading.

If I were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,”the person I’d call for my lifeline is (and why): My wife because then she couldn’t be upset if I lost.

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

My least favorite trip is and why: The one you scrape your knees on.

One rule I’d change in college football is: Extra benefits.

If I could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be: My wife and kids.

On game day my friends and relatives: Come to the games or watch it on TV.

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