UP CLOSE: R.J. Willing

Nickname: Richard Jr.

Favorite cold cereal: Golden Grahams

Why did I choose to play football over other sports: Too slow, so I played O-line.

Before a football game, I: Nap.

How did I spend my off-season: Working out.

Who is the best player I’ve ever faced: Mania Brown.

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

One place I would like to visit: New York.

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

Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why: My parents / wife are my greatest support.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Living in Hawai`i.

How did I select my jersey number: Dallas Reynolds took mine so I settled.

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

What is the best book I’ve ever read: Deception Point by Dan Brown.

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Winning the MWC title in 2007.

My most interesting class I’ve taken at BYU: Food Preparation in the Home.

My favorite scripture: 2 Nephi 2:25

My favorite website: Facebook

My advice to youngsters: Never give up.

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

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

On game day my friends and relatives: Are all in the stands.

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