You know their statistics. You know all the obvious things there are to know about your favorite Indiana athletes. Now here’s a quick look at a few quick things you may not know in our Five Questions segment.
Today’s Five Questions focuses on IU long snapper Matt Dooley, a senior from Phoenix, Ariz.
1. What’s your favorite place to eat in Bloomington and what do you like to eat there?
I think Farm Bloomington. They’ve got a great BLT. Real fresh food. I really enjoy that.’’
2. Do you have any superstitions?
In pregame there are three Bible verses that I read before every game. Psalm 18, Psalm 91 and Psalm 144. They’re all kind of talking about preparing for battle and how God gifts them the strength for victory because that’s really where all my talent comes from. It’s like I have it on loan and I just want to do the most with it that I can while I’m on this earth. I just want to give God the glory because that’s where it came from.
3. What is your favorite kind of music and artist?
Favorite artist? I’d have to say Needtobreathe. They’re kind of a Southern rock/alternative band. They’re just real mellow. I really have a wide range of music but I like listening to some heavy metal in pregame to just get me pumped for the game.
4. Growing up in north Phoenix, Arizona what was the biggest difference between living in Arizona and now living in Bloomington, Indiana?
I didn’t know anybody when I got out here. Coming out on a full ride scholarship you really can’t complain, you just have to buckle down and work hard. The one thing I love about Indiana and the Midwest in general is the people, especially the Hoosiers. Everybody is so down to earth. Everything just moves at a slower pace here. I love just taking drives down old highways, country roads, just kind of clear my mind when I have free time. But everybody is just so down to earth. I have so many second families out here. It’s great. I can really see myself settling down in Indiana.’’
5. Did you have a role model or anybody growing up that you really looked up to?
I’d have to say my dad. He just always demonstrated such a hard work ethic. He just always had that relentless effort, sacrificing for our family, working two jobs. He really just showed me what it means to work hard, play well, be a good sport, never quit and just leave it all on the field.
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