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    10 Questions with Shane Covington

    Go Hoosiers! In this installment, we asked wide receiver Shane Covington 10 questions on a wide variety of topics.
    Go Hoosiers!
    In this installment, we asked wide receiver Shane Covington 10 questions on a wide variety of topics.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 15, 2008

    Throughout the Hoosiers 2008 fall practice, IUHOOSIERS.com will sit down and get to know some of the freshmen football players a little better. In this installment, we asked wide receiver Shane Covington 10 questions on a wide variety of topics.

    What football player did you look up to growing up?
    I'd probably have to say Barry Sanders. He was a low-key running back that always got the job done. He was very humble and never celebrated.

    What is your best football memory?
    I'd like to say the game I scored six touchdowns in. I threw for one, rushed for two and received three more.

    Why did you choose to come to Indiana?
    The coaching staff. They're good role models and they want you to get your degree and it's not just about football. It's about becoming a better man.

    What person in your life do you look up to most?
    My uncle, he's there the most out of my family as far as football games and advice on girls and stuff like that.

    What is something about you outside of football that would surprise most people?
    I'm pretty funny, I tell a lot of jokes. I'm serious on the field but then I got a goofy side in me and I make a lot of people laugh.

    If you weren't playing football what sport would you be playing?
    I'd probably run track. I used to run track in high school. I placed third at nationals.

    How different is the level of football from high school?
    It's very different. Most of the players here are very disciplined and they have very high IQs. A lot of the things that work on high school players don't work on these older players because they've been playing college ball and have seen everything.

    Is there anything that surprised you about IU?

    Everyone being so friendly, because where I come from there aren't a lot of people you can just talk to and say hi. Everyone here says hi to you and smiles at you.

     

     

    What's your favorite food?

    I'd have to say tacos, that's what my mother cooks most of the time. It's my favorite thing to eat.

    What are you thinking of majoring in and why?

    I think I'm going to major in kinesiology, study human body movement so I can be a strength and conditioning coach or a trainer. I want to stay in the sport.


       

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