Excerpts from his official CBS Heroes v. Healers v.
"Pet peeves: I can't stand liars or
people who feel entitled. I also can't do clutter and people
who don't clean up after themselves.
Three words to describe you: Intelligent,
athletic, and clever.
Who or what is your inspiration in life?
My parents. They are my best friends. I respect the both
for their work ethic, and everything they instilled in me.
My parents have been married for 30+ years and I know that
If you could have three things on the island, what
would they be and why?
Hot sauce because it makes everything better, a picture of
my wife because sometimes just looking at her changes my
mood, and baby wipes!
Which Survivor contestant are
you most like?
I honestly don't think you will see gameplay like mine; one
of the only things I have in common with people on past
seasons is there was a winner.
What's your reason for being on Survivor?
Playing football has fed my drive to compete physically for
a long time. Of course there are mental aspects but I feel
like this is competing mentally, physically, and
strategically. I also want to win on my own merit—no
coaches, no practice—just me winning outside of
something I've done for years.
Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?
Everything I've accomplished I've had to scratch and claw
at it. I've never been given anything or put in situations
to succeed. My life has always been about proving people
wrong and I feed on that, here is another shot."