Q: How important is playing college football?
A: I’ve always had the mentality that I wanted to play college football and then play in the NFL. It’s something I believe I can do.
Q: When you thought of playing college football, what team did you picture yourself with?
A: I’ve always been more of an NFL fan, but I always like the Gophers, the Florida Gators, USC. I liked Texas when they had Vince Young.
Q: Have you always been the biggest kid on the team?
A: I’ve been big since the day I was born. I was a double-striper in youth football [stripes indicate weight limits for carrying the football]. I wasn’t allowed to touch the ball.
Q: Have you ever scored?
A: In eighth grade, I was playing noseguard and I took the handoff from the other team and ran it back for a touchdown. That was pretty cool. It was the only time I’ve ever touched the ball.
Q: Do you ever ask your coach for a chance to carry the ball?
A: Every day I’m bugging him about letting me play tight end or something. I could be the next great QB. I can gun and I’ve got pretty good hands.
Q: Is there any place where your size works against you?
A: Definitely in cars. In my friends’ cars, I always have to sit shotgun and hope they have a sunroof to stick my head out a little bit.
|St. Louis - WP: L. Lynn||4||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann||3|
|Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle||5||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||0|
|LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson||2||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer||5|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Norris||2||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Tazawa||4|
|Minnesota - LP: K. Correia||4||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: B. Chen||5|
|Cincinnati - LP: T. Cingrani||4||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: E. Jackson||8|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||3||FINAL|
|Oakland - WP: D. Otero||4|
|Milwaukee - WP: J. Henderson||8||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Grilli||7|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Santana||7||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: B. Colon||5|
|NY Yankees - LP: I. Nova||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: C. Archer||16|
|Seattle - LP: R. Elias||0||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: H. Alvarez||7|
|Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana||3||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: C. Lewis||6|
|Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick||1||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: J. Lyles||3|
|Arizona - LP: M. Bolsinger||6||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: D. Haren||8|
|San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson||1||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: E. Stults||3|
|Sporting Kansas City||4|
|Real Salt Lake||1|