Up Close with Parker Dawe
Reprinted from football Gameday program guide, November 26, 2016
NICKNAME: pdawe, “old man”
FAVORITE CEREAL: Reese’s Puff cereal
FAVORITE KALANI SITAKE QUOTE: “Don’t play with anger towards the other team, play with love towards your brother, family and friends that support you.”
WHY I CHOSE TO PLAY FOOTBALL OVER OTHER SPORTS: I love to hit and the comradry of the game.
BEFORE A FOOTBALL GAME, I: listen to chill music and visualize myself playing.
HOW DID I SPEND MY OFF-SEASON: Lifting hard so I could get bigger and nastier.
WHO IS THE BEST PLAYER I’VE EVER FACED: Too many to count.
IF I COULD PLAY ANOTHER POSITION, IT WOULD BE: Tight end, you can block and catch the ball.
WHAT I WANT TO BE DOING 20 YEARS FROM NOW: Principal or education administrator
IF I WERE ON “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE,” THE PERSON I’D CALL FOR MY LIFELINE IS: Josh Romney (my brother-in-law). He’s one of the smartest people I’ve ever met.
HOW DID I SELECT MY JERSEY NUMBER: It was my Dad’s number. I wear it to represent my family.
ONE PLACE I’D VISIT: South America
BEST BOOK I'VE READ: The Book of Mormon
MY ADVICE TO YOUNGSTERS: Live like the person you hope to be as an adult.
PEOPLE SAY I LOOK LIKE: Zac Dawe
MY ADVICE TO YOUNGSTERS: Never give up and remember why you play!
ON GAME DAY MY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES: get together and eat lots of food and put on “Dawe pride” shirts to support me and BYU.
MOST MEMORABLE ATHLETIC MOMENT: when I earned a scholarship.
3 PEOPLE I’D INVITE TO DINNER: Jesus Christ, Rocky Balboa and my wife.
ONE RULE I’D CHANGE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS: O-line needs to be eligible!
HOW MANY POKÉMON GO TYPES HAVE YOU CAUGHT: 37
WHAT WOULD I LIKE TO DO SOMETIME IN MY LIFE: Retire and be a high school football coach.
IF I WERE HOSTING A RECRUIT ON A VISIT TO PROVO, THE MOST IMPRESSIVE THING I’D HAVE TO SHOW THEM IS: Have me hang out with students and people at BYU. BYU is surrounded by great people.
WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON MY CAREER: My Dad!
FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Moses 1:39
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