Up Close: Mike Alisa
Take a closer look at senior linebacker Mike Alisa, as published in the BYU-Nevada game program:
Nickname: Mikealisa (one word)
Favorite cold cereal: Anything with large chunks of granola
Favorite Bronco Mendenhall Quote: "That's fun"
Why did I choose to play football over other sports: Football is EVERYTHING in Hawaii, especially Kahuku
Before a football game, I: Brush my teeth, shower, clip nails, dance, pray
How did I spend my off-season: did an internship in Salt Lake City and did lots of yoga
Who is the best player I’ve ever faced: Taysom Hill
What would I like to do sometime in my life: Base jump in a squirrel suit
One place I would like to visit: Rome, Italy
If I could play another position, what would it be: Field goal kicker (fewer injuries)
Who has had the greatest influence on my football career and why: My Mom, she's the greatest.
What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Working hard at something I love for the family I'll have.
How did I select my jersey number: It was my way of paying homage to my father (1942-present)
What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: Any sport with a racquet
What is the best book I've ever read: The Book of Mormon
People say I look like: Sonny Bill Williams
My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Jeff Bednar/Greg Anderson
What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Getting offered a scholarship by Coach Mendenhall
If I had to give up all my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept: This is awful, but I'd probably keep my phone—it's practical.
My favorite scripture: I the Lord am bound when ye do what I say, but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise (D & C 82:10)
My favorite website: youtube.com
My advice to youngsters: Smile! Life is good and God is Great, so smile!
If I were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,”the person I’d call for my lifeline is: My brother Joe Alisa, there are few things he doesn't know.
If I were hosting you on a recruiting visit to Provo, the most impressive thing I'd have to show you is: The BYU social scene!
One rule I'd change in college football is: Let's get rid of excessive celebration rules
If I could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be: Apostle Peter and my Samoan Grampa
On game day my friends and relatives: send me messages of love and support