Jared Meibos - Up Close

Nickname:"JJ"

Favorite cold cereal:Honey Nut Cheerios

What is my favorite Gary Crowton quote:"No drinking, smoking or premarital sex for the single guys."

Why did I choose to play football over other sports:Because I could hit people.

Before a football game, I:Go to the bathroom a lot.

How did I spend my off-season:Running, lifting and getting ready for the Eco challenge.

Who is the best player I've ever faced:David Boston.

The dirtiest team I've ever played is:Utah or Wyoming, it's a toss up.

What would I like to do sometime in my life:Go heliboarding in Alaska.

One place I would like to visit:Tavarult Island, in Fiji.

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

Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why:My dad because he always told me I could do anything.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now:Have a family and my own business.

How did I select your my jersey number:I asked for it.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football:Mountain biking, snowboarding.

What is the best book I've ever read:Book of Mormon.

People say I look like:Joe Omer.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU:Professor Kohkonen, CNC programming.

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment:I was selected to be on the greater Houston area first team.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why:My Tacoma because without it I couldn't get to the places where I use my other toys.

My Favorite scripture:Helaman 5:12.

My Favorite website:In the Wintertime it is skiutah.com.

My advice to youngsters:Never give up, and work harder than anybody else.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me:I love surfing.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why:My Uncle Stu because he knows all sorts of useless trivia.

If I could invite any three people to dinner who would they be:My wife, the Prophet and Joseph Smith.

On game day my friends and relatives:Grandpa and Grandma watch it at home while Grandma Meibos watches it from home and Grandpa Meibos listens to it on the radio and watches it from the stands. The in-laws are usually at the game with my wife and if my parents can't come they watch it on TV.