UP CLOSE: Nick Alletto

Senior offensive lineman Nick Alletto, 72, is playing guard in 2010 after playing tackle last season.

Nickname: Nick

Favorite cold cereal: Wheaties

Why did I choose to play football over other sports: It was just more fun for me than any other sport.

Before a football game, I: Get ready really early and then just spend time laughing and relaxing with the other o-linemen

How did I spend my off-season: Training and working at an internship for Diversified Insurance Group

Who is the best player I’ve ever faced: Jerry Hughes--31st over-all draft pick in the 2010 Draft.

What would I like to do sometime in my life: Go base jumping

One place I would like to visit: Palmyra, New York

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

Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why: My Dad because he played for Princeton and I just grew up wanting to play like he did.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Going to my son Boston’s football games.

How did I select my jersey number: It chose me.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: Clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing.

What is the best book I’ve ever read: Ender’s Game

People say I look like: John Elway.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I’ve taken at BYU: BusM 410 from Professor Vorkink.

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Winning the state championship as a senior in high school.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why: My fishing pole because if you teach a man to fish...

My favorite scripture: Moses 1:39

My favorite website: gmail.com

My advice to youngsters: Have fun and work hard.

If I were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,”the person I’d call for my lifeline is (and why): My Dad because he knows quite a bit.

If I were hosting you on a recruiting visit to Provo, the most impressive thing

I’d have to show you is: Iggy’s Sports Grill.

My least favorite trip is and why: Anything on the East coast because it takes so long to get back home.

One rule I’d change in college football is: The rule that says that we aren’t allowed to lead with our helmet when we hit someone.

If I could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be: My wife, Jerry Seinfeld, and Spence Hoole.

On game day my friends and relatives: Watch.

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