Tyson Smith, Up Close

Nickname:Ty

Favorite cold cereal: Fruit Loops

What is your favorite LaVell Edwards quote:"Hey, you guys shut up over there!."

Why did you choose to play football over other sports: I like to hit people.

Before a football game, I: Take a cold shower.

How did you spend your off-season: Finishing classes and training.

Who has had the greatest influences on your football career and why: My father and mother because they have been to every game I've ever played.

What do you want to be doing 20 years from now: Playing with my kids.

The dirtiest team I've ever played is: Arizona Western Junior College

What would you like to do sometime in your life: Ride in an F-16 fighter jet.

What is your most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Game-winning interception against Virginia in overtime.

If I were on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: My best friend Griffin Goodman. He is amazing at any trivia game you play.

If you could play another position, what would it be: QB! They have it so easy at practice.

How did you select your jersey number: My Dad wore it back in his day..

What is your favorite hobby or activity away from football: Spending time with my family.

What is the best book you've ever read: Book of Mormon

My advice to youngsters: Never believe anyone that tells you you're not good enough.

My favorite professor or most interesting BYU class I've taken: Dr. Lynn Williams

Who is the best player you've ever faced: Thomas Jones, Virginia

If you had to give up all of your possessions except one, what would be the one thing you kept and why: My scriptures, because they teach us more than anything else.

My Favorite scripture: D & C 82:10

My Favorite website: www.ESPN.com

People say I look like: My brother Cody

One place I would like to visit: Switzerland

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Troy Aikman, Bill Gates and President Hinckley.