Feb. 23, 2012
What year in school are you?
What is your major?
What is your earliest memory of Southern Miss Athletics?
Southern Miss athletics has always been a part of my life so it is difficult to pin point my first memory. I would have to say the 1997 Liberty Bowl against Pittsburg would have to be one of the earliest.
Why do you support the Student Eagle Club and Southern Miss Athletics?
I inherited my love and passion for Southern Miss Athletics from my family. The athletic programs have meant so much to me that I want to give back to them as much as possible.
What sports do you regularly attend?
Football, Basketball, Baseball
What is your favorite Southern Miss Athletics tradition?
The Eagle Walk
Who is your favorite Southern Miss coach or athlete, past or present?
I have a few: Brett Favre, Todd Pinkston, and Derrick Nix
What are three must-have items for your own personal tailgate?
A tent, a cooler, and plenty of food
What is the best type of food to have at a tailgate?
Fried Chicken and BBQ
Why should more Southern Miss students join the Student Eagle Club?
The Student Eagle Club is a great way for students to get involved with Southern Miss Athletics. It allows students to meet and interact with Southern Miss coaches and players during different events throughout the year. On top of that, the students get extra benefits for being in the Student Eagle Club such as free food at tailgates, premium seating at sporting events, and transportation to away football games.
From all of USM's athletic success, what is your favorite memory of all-time?
When Southern Miss upset TCU in 2002 and ruined their chance for an undefeated season.
What is your favorite part about the game-day environment for any USM sports team?
I enjoy being able to share the passion and excitement for Southern Miss Athletics with my friends and fellow fans.
What is your favorite place on the campus of Southern Miss?
Pete Taylor Park on a Sunday Afternoon
When you graduate from Southern Miss, will you still follow the Golden Eagles and attend games?
Absolutely. I will attend as many games as I possibly can.
What piece of Southern Miss apparel can you not live without on game-day?
My Southern Miss visor that I wear to every game.
How were you introduced to Southern Miss and USM Athletics?
When I was born, I really did not have a choice of which school I would pull for. I attended my first Southern Miss football game when I was 6 months old and first basketball game at 9 months old.
Tell us what Southern Miss Athletics means to you.
Southern Miss Athletics is more to me than just being a fan. To me it is a way of life.
What is your favorite Southern Miss cheer?
S-OU-THERN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI! USM!
What is your pregame ritual?
I wake up extra early so I can be sure to have enough time to tailgate and build up my excitement before the game. I usually split my time between two different tailgate spots, one with my family and the other with my fraternity brothers.
Define Golden Eagle Pride?
To show Golden Eagle Pride, you must support the Eagles even when the times are rough. Throughout the years there has been plenty of ups and downs but you must stand by your team.
What makes you the most passionate Golden Eagle Fan?
I have been a Southern Miss fan since the day I was born. I have grown accustom to not missing an athletic event and even this past football season I skipped a family wedding because there was a home game. I live for Southern Miss Athletics and I will support our athletic programs until the day I die.