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Michael Lafitte, Up Close

Nickname: Little Mike

Favorite cold cereal: Life cereal-"Mikey likes it."

What is my favorite Gary Crowton quote: "No running today."

Why did I choose to play football over other sports: They said I'm too short for basketball.

Before a football game, I: Cut the tips off my gloves so my finger splints will fit through.

How did I spend my off-season: Getting married and honeymooning in Mexico.

Who has had the greatest influences on my football career and why: My family-I want to make my parents proud and show my brother how it's done.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Coaching my kids' high school football team.

Who is the best player I've ever faced: Steve Smith.

What would I like to do sometime in my life: Fly an F-16.

One place I would like to visit: Jamaica.

If I could play another position, what would it be: Offensive line (ha, ha).

How did I select my jersey number: Got stuck with it-must have been late to practice.

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

What is the best book I've ever read: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

People say I look like: Ken Griffey, Jr.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Social hygiene.

My most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Being ranked No. 2 in the nation for interceptions in junior college.

If I had to give up all my possessions except one, I would keep: My chapstick-I just can't stand having chapped lips.

My Favorite scripture: Proverbs 24:10-"If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small."

My advice to youngsters: "Don't listen to your critics, just make them eat their words."

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I've broken every finger at least once.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: I'd call my wife because she thinks she knows everything.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Chris Tucker, Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence.

On game day, my friends and relatives follow the game: My wife comes to every game (but always misses the first series). My Dad and inlaws all watch the games on TV in Arizona. My Mom covers her eyes through most of them.