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Paul Peterson - Up Close

Nickname: PAB or P2

Favorite cold cereal: Frosted Mini-Wheats

What is my favorite Gary Crowton quote: "Everyone get in here so close I can smell you!"

Before a football game, I: Visualize playing the game (we always win).

How did I spend my off-season: I married Emily Calton (June 22, 2001).

Who has had the greatest influences on my football career and why: My Dad and Mom. They always supported me and gave me great advice.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Spending time with my wife and future children.

Who is the best player I've ever faced: Rob Morris in scrimmages.

What would I like to do sometime in my life: Coach my future sons' little league football team.

One place I would like to visit: Europe.

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

How did I select my jersey number: It was my Dad's number when he played college football.

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

What is the best book I've ever read: The Pelican Brief by John Grisham.

People say I look like: Coach Borich.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Victor Gibb.

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: High school game at Olympus vs. Northridge when I rushed for 302 yards in the first half.

My favorite scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7.

My favorite website is:

My advice to youngsters: Never give up.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I had my appendix out during two-a-days.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: My brother-in-law David Connelly, because he knows everything.

If I could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Jerry Seinfeld, Chevy Chase, and David Letterman.