UP CLOSE: John Pace

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Nickname: Johnsta

Favorite cold cereal: Fruity Pebbles

Why did I choose to play football over other sports: football is most exciting.

Before a football game, I: talk to my family.

How did I spend my off-season: with my wife visiting family and working out.

Who is the best player I’ve ever faced:Daryl Washington of TCU.

What would I like to do sometime in my life:travel.

One place I would like to visit:Hawai`i.

Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why:My father, he pushed me every day.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now:Have a successful career in law enforcement.

How did I select my jersey number:It was given to me and now I like it.

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

What is the best book I’ve ever read: Lone Survivor.

People say I look like:Jack Nicholson

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Beating UCLA 59-0!

My most interesting class I’ve taken at BYU: Randy Bott, Preaching the Gospel.

My favorite scripture: Mosiah 2:41

Favorite Bronco Mendenhall Quote: “Our will vs. their will.”

My advice to youngsters:All actions have future consequences.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why:My wife, I need her to take care of me.

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

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

One rule I’d change in college football is: Install a playoff system.

If I could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Captain Moroni.

On game day my friends and relatives: call and wish me luck.

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