UP CLOSE: Jeff Bell

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Nickname: Dahmer

Favorite cold cereal: Honey Bunches of Oats

Favorite Bronco Mendenhall Quote: "...Because it is a choice..."

Why did I choose to play football over other sports: I get to hit people and BYU doesn't have a wrestling program.

Before a football game, I: listen to the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack

How did I spend my off-season:studying for and taking the MCAT

What would I like to do sometime in my life: sky dive

One place I would like to visit: All of Europe

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

Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why: My Dad, he played here at BYU and it has always been a dream of mine to follow in his foot steps.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Practicing medicine and enjoying life with my family.

How did I select my jersey number: Mick Hill gave it to me when I walked-on.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football:Being with my girlfriend.

What is the best book I’ve ever read: the Book of Mormon

People say I look like: Matt Bauman

My favorite professor or most interesting class I’ve taken at BYU: Dr. John Bell

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment:Earning an athletic scholarship after being a walk-on here.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why: my scriptures, because my mission president said that you are never truly naked until you are stripped of your values.

My favorite scripture: 2 Nephi 2:25

My favorite website: www.hulu.com

My advice to youngsters: Work hard, play hard, be clean.

If I were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,”the person I’d call for my lifeline is (and why):Peter from my research lab, he is a walking encyclopedia.

If I were hosting you on a recruiting visit to Provo, the most impressive thing I’d have to show you is: The stadium, because there is nothing like playing at Lavell Edwards Stadium.

My least favorite trip is and why: None, I love all the trips.

One rule I’d change in college football is:Personal fouls for an "attempt to deceive"

If I could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be: My parents and Thomas S. Monson.

On game day my friends and relatives: watch the game on TV unless they can plan a business trip to Provo.

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