Elan Edwards, Up Close

Nickname: Daddy

Favorite cold cereal: Cookie Crisp

What is your favorite LaVell Edwards quote:"There will be NO tape on your shoes."

Why did you choose to play football over other sports: Team unity and discipline.

Before a football game, I: Shave my head and face clean.

How did you spend your off-season: Three hours a day in the weight room.

Who has had the greatest influences on your football career and why: My mother. She has always been there for me no matter how hard it has been for me.

What do you want to be doing 20 years from now: Relaxing in the Bahamas.

Who is the best player you've ever faced: No one sticks out in my mind.

The dirtiest team I've ever played is: Mississippi State

What would you like to do sometime in your life: Visit every continent twice.

If you could play another position, what would it be: Wide receiver-the glory must be good.

What is your most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Being four and four in high school and beating Overland, the #8 team in the country-catching the game-winning TD.

What is your favorite hobby or activity away from football: Snowboarding

What is the best book you've ever read: Native Son

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I spent a high school semester in South Africa.

One place I would like to visit: Everywhere, why stop at one place.

How did you select your jersey number: It looks good.

If you had to give up all of your possessions except one, what would be the one thing you kept and why: My dog Pettis.

People say I look like: I'm too serious.

My favorite BYU professor: Dr. Lynn England

My advice to youngsters: Give respect to others, but make decisions for yourself.

My Favorite website is: Iwon.com

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: My friend Sean More, he would give me a good laugh in a serious situation.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Nelson Mandella, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Gandi.