Toby Christensen - Up Close

Nickname:"Tella"

Favorite cold cereal:Special K with strawberries

What is my favorite Gary Crowton quote:"Toby, you're not as good as you think you are."

Why did I choose to play football over other sports:Only sport colleges recruited me to play.

Before a football game, I:Relax.

How did I spend my off-season:Omer in the morning, internship in the afternoon, wait tables at night.

Who is the best player I've ever faced:Unique Johnson.

The dirtiest team I've ever played is:Alta High School.

What would I like to do sometime in my life:See my father inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

One place I would like to visit:Cancun, Mexico.

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

Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why:Dad -- greatest tight end to ever play the game and one of the smartest football minds.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now:Watch my kids play ball.

How did I select my jersey number:My favorite of what was left freshman year.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football:Movie with Josie or shooting hoops.

What is the best book I've ever read:Personal Destinies.

People say I look like:I'm too chubby to play receiver.

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU:Professor McKinlay.

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment:I don't know.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why:My car -- how could I get anywhere without it?

My Favorite scripture:D & C 58:3-4.

My Favorite website:Espn.com.

My advice to youngsters:Listen to your parents, you'll be grateful later.

Interesting fact most people don't know about me:I love shoes, I have over 40 pair.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why:President Hinckley, I think they have everyone's phone number and it would give me a chance to talk to him.

If I could invite any three people to dinner who would they be:Josie and my three brothers--I know that's four, but I can't leave any of them out.

On game day my friends and relatives:My family gets there about an hour and a half early, hide my brother's wheelchair (it got stolen at a game earlier this year) and watch warmups.