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On being a finalist for the Butkus Award this year, as a sophomore
It's a complete honor. My dad is all excited. But all the success I've had is thanks to our D-line and our coaching. I wish they could share in any awards.
It was an adrenaline rush and a little scary. My teammates kept telling me to relax, that I would do fine. I kept thinking, Do your job and don't screw up!
On what the business major does when he's not playing football
On sports as a kid in Minnesota
I played hockey. I was a right defenseman. Minnesota is the state of hockey, and if you played it you were cool. But I always had a passion for football, I loved that it was a team game where everyone pitched in.
On his dad's best advice
Have a short memory on the field. No matter what happens don't dwell on the last play.