Jonathan Pittman, Up Close

Nickname: J.P. Playa, 7 Eleven 'cause I stay open 24-7.

Favorite cold cereal: Honeynut Cheerios, Wheaties, Raisen Bran, Cocoa Puffs.

What is your favorite LaVell Edwards quote:"Bring it up guys."

Why did you choose to play football over other sports: Because of the adrenaline rush I get when I score a touchdown.

Before a football game, I: Pray, preach and sing gospel to my teammates.

How did you spend your off-season: Running and lifting weights.

Who has had the greatest influences on your football career and why: My Pop Warner coaches Jim Proudy, Mike Carpenter because they taught me good habits and my parents because they believed in and supported me.

What do you want to be doing 20 years from now: Retired from Pro bowl with my wife and 17 kids.

Who is the best player you've ever faced: Haven't faced that person yet.

The dirtiest team I've ever played is: Utah.

What would you like to do sometime in your life: Own my own franchise.

If you could play another position, what would it be: Quarterback or linebacker.

What is your most memorable athletic achievement or moment: When I scored the first play of the game-it was a TD in a high school playoff against Mater Dei.

What is your favorite hobby or activity away from football: Singing, dancing and rap'n.

What is the best book you've ever read: To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men.

My favorite BYU professor: Social Theory, Mr. England.

One place I would like to visit: Africa.

How did you select your jersey number: Because of Fubu Jersey's.

If you had to give up all of your possessions except one, what would be the one thing you kept and why: It would be my Jeep because she talks to me when no one else will.

People say I look like: Denzel Washington, Kobe Bryant and Sugar Ray.

My advice to youngsters: Listen to your parents.

My Favorite scripture is: Ephesians 6:1 - Children obey your parents for this is right.

My Favorite website is: MVP.com sports site.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: Dad John Pittman because he's known as the smartest man in the world by our neighbors.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King and Shaka Zulu.