Mike Sumko - Up Close

Nickname: Miguel

Favorite cold cereal: Honey Shredded Wheats

What is your favorite Gary Crowton quote: "Let's go and win it!"

Why did you choose to play football over other sports: I wasn't affected by politics in football.

Before a football game, I: Take a really hot shower and stretch.

How did you spend your off-season: What off-season? With my buddy Jay Omer.

Who has had the greatest influences on your football career and why: My Dad, he never stopped believing in me.

What do you want to be doing 20 years from now: Having fun with my family.

Who is the best player you've ever faced: Mike Bibby (Sacramento Kings) in high school.

The dirtiest team I've ever played is: Mountain Crest High.

What would you like to do sometime in your life: Pay my parents back for everything.

One place you would like to visit: Greece, my ancestors are from there.

If you could play another position, what would it be: Wide out, I played it in high school.

How did you select your jersey number: It was the only one left.

What is your favorite hobby or activity away from football: Basketball and playing the guitar.

What is the best book you've ever read: All Quiet on the Western Front.

People say I look like: My brother.

My favorite professor or most interesting class you've taken at BYU: Lawrence Green (guitar).

What is your most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Scoring the game-winning touchdown for the region high school championship with only 20 seconds left and having my Dad on the sideline.

If you had to give up all of your possessions except one, what would be the one thing you kept and why: My car, I did enough walking on my mission in Puerto Rico.

My Favorite scripture: D & C 104:82.

My advice to youngsters: Go on a mission, do the things you're supposed to do at the times they are allotted.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I really think I can do anything.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: My organic chemistry teacher, Dr. Andrus.

If I could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Abe Lincoln, Brittany Spears and Bart Simpson.

How did you find out about the September 11th tragedy: I was getting ready to go to my 8 o'clock class and my mother phoned to tell me to turn on the TV set. I remember going to class half there.