Student athletes field countless questions about their sport of choice for the press. Yet outside their athletic fame, they're just people, too.
We've written a list of questions to shake up the students' interview routines and allow our readers to know each player a little more personally.
This week, we interviewed Husker tight end Jack Stoll about cooking, the mullet, crazy Nebraska weather and more.
Q: What is your go-to procrastination method?
A: I think like everyone nowadays it's just going on the phone and going to Instagram, Snapchat, stuff like that.
Q: What crazy Nebraska weather have you weathered?
A: Well I didn't even know there was such a thing as an ice storm before I got here. I remember a couple months in I get a news report on my phone saying there was going to be an ice storm and I genuinely didn't know what that was. I saw people slipping and sliding on Thursday night just walking around and I was just sitting there like, man, I didn't know it was going to happen like that.
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Q: What's the last thing that made you laugh?
A: I just watched that new Dave Chappelle special on Netflix. I was laughing pretty hard in my room by myself, I'm not gonna lie.
Q: What meal can you cook best?
A: I'm a big grill guy. You know, I do feel like I whip up a mean sirloin.
Q: What was the last song you listened to?
A: The funny thing is it's uh... it's actually something... you ever heard of Big Bootie Mix? It was that to be honest with you. It was [volume] 13 without a doubt."
Q: If you made a podcast not about football, what would it be about?
A: Not about football? Gosh, I mean sports in general I guess. I'm kind of a sports junkie.
Q: If someone made a meme of you, what would it be?
A: I think now it would be something with the mullet... Unfortunately, that bad boy's gone.
Q: What's the best prank you've ever pulled?
A: I know the most recent. It's pretty simple. It's just being in the shower when someone closes their eyes and they wash the shampoo out and you keep squirting it on top of them.
Q: What's the weirdest thing someone has said to you on social media?
A: I'm pretty sure someone asked for a piece of my mullet one time. Yeah that didn't happen, let's put it that way.
Q: What was the last gift you gave?
A: I think I ended up giving my dad one of those, I think it's called a dude crate or something like that for Father's Day.
Q: What's something your 10-year-old self would be surprised to know about you now?
A: I think I never expected to have long hair. And my mom wasn't a huge fan of that growing up, let's put it that way.
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Jan. 1, 1964: Nebraska defeated Auburn 13-7 in the Orange Bowl. "It was true what they said about Nebraska being a big, strong and resourceful football team," Miami Herald sports editor Jimmy Burns wrote after the game. "The Cornhuskers lived up to that reputation here."
Jan. 2, 1967: Alabama defeated Nebraska 34-7 in the Sugar Bowl. It was the worst defeat suffered by Nebraska since Oklahoma topped Bob Devaney’s first Husker squad, 34-6, in 1962. Nebraska quarterback Bob Churchich did set a then-NU passing record with 21 completions.
Dec. 20, 1969: Nebraska defeated Georgia 45-6 in the Sun Bowl. "Nebraska's mean Cornhuskers kicked the Georgia Bulldog to death in the first quarter Saturday," then-World-Herald sports editor Wally Provost wrote. The Huskers had six interceptions and recovered two fumbles in the rout.
Jan. 1, 1973: Nebraska defeated Notre Dame 40-6 in the Orange Bowl. The win marked the final game in coach Bob Devaney's career. "A golden era in Cornhuskerdom ended late Monday night in the sauna bath-like heat of the Orange Bowl with the man who made it all possible riding high on the shoulders of his players," The World-Herald's Tom Allan wrote. "And riding even higher in the hearts of all Nebraskans."
Jan. 1, 1974: Nebraska knocked off Texas 19-3 in the Cotton Bowl. Steve Runty, who was playing his final game, waited through a redshirt season and three more years as a substitute before finally getting his chance in the second half against the Longhorns. The Huskers broke a 3-3 tie and outscored Texas 16-0 with Runty under center.
Dec. 26, 1975: Arizona State defeated Nebraska 17-14 in the Fiesta Bowl. Dan Kush, son of ASU coach Frank Kush, was given playing time after his mom "threatened" the coach. It worked, as the kicker connected on three field goals, including the game-winner from 29-yards out with 4:50 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Dec. 30, 1976: Nebraska defeated Texas Tech 27-24 in the Astro-Blue Bonnet Bowl. Husker defensive lineman Ron Pruitt stripped the ball from Red Raider quarterback Rodney Allison in the closing seconds, and Reg Gast recovered to clinch the NU victory.
The Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl
Jan. 1, 1982: Clemson defeated Nebraska 22-15 in the Orange Bowl to claim the national championship. Roger Craig's 26-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion in the fourth quarter cut the Tigers' lead from 22-7, but NU couldn't finish the comeback.
Jan. 1, 1986: Nebraska lost to Michigan 27-23 in the Fiesta Bowl. The Huskers had more rushing yards (304-171), more passing yards (66-63), more return yards (20-3), more time of possession (32:01 to 27:59) and a better ratio of third-down conversions (7 of 17 to 4 of 14), but also had four turnovers to Michigan's none.
Jan. 1, 1988: Florida State topped Nebraska 31-28 in the Fiesta Bowl. Nebraska I-back Tyreese Knox’s fumble at the Florida State 3-yard line kept the Huskers from turning a 28-24 lead into an 11-point edge with 6:58 left in the game, and FSU quarterback Danny McManus finished a 97-yard, game-winning drive with a 15-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal.