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Up Close: Simote Vea

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Nickname: “Mote”
Favorite cold cereal: Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds
Favorite Bronco Mendenhall Quote: “It is a Choice!!!”
Why did I choose to play football over other sports: I chose football because for me that was life coming from Kahuku High School.
Before a football game, I: Watch the movie Gladiator. “What we do in life, echoes through Eternity!!!”
How did I spend my off-season: Training with my team.
What would I like to do sometime in my life: Get married and have a family.
One place I would like to visit: The Kingdom...Tonga
If I could play another position, what would it be: Fullback, because I love to hit people.
Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why: My two little brothers, Punga and
Likio, because I love them and it makes them happy to see me play.
What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Surfing all the best waves in Hawaii.
How did I select my jersey number: I was given my number.
What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: Surfing!!!
What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Playing BYU Football
My favorite scripture: D&C 63:47
My favorite website: www.kccnfm100.com always gotta get my Hawaiian Music.
My advice to youngsters: Listen to your Parents.
If I were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,”the person I’d call for my lifeline is (and why): My mom, because she knows everything.