Mike Rigell - Up Close

Nickname: Baby boy

Favorite cold cereal: Golden Grahams

What is my favorite Gary Crowton quote: "Looking better every day."

Why did I choose to play football over other sports: I love the game.

Before a football game, I: relax and listen to music.

How did I spend my off-season: Training and getting ready for the season.

Who has had the greatest influences on my football career and why: My Mom, she always believes in me, through thick and thin.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Coaching college football.

Who is the best player I've ever faced: I haven't faced that person yet.

Dirtiest team I've ever played is: Utah.

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

One place I would like to visit: Jamaica.

If I could play another position, what would it be: Defensive back or running back.

How did I select my jersey number: I requested a single digit number.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: Writing poetry and being with the homies (friends).

What is the best book I've ever read: Roots: Satisfied Until Nothing.

People say I look like: Cuba Gooding Jr., from "Jerry McGuire."

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Scott Hammond in communications.

If I had to give up all my possessions except one, I would keep: Clothes, I like to dress so fresh, so clear.

My advice to youngsters: "Believe in yourself and chase your dreams."

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I'm a silent observer. I think and then speak.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: Uncle Gill, he's very smart and intelligent.

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Alicia Keyes, Jennifer Lopez, Stacy Dash.