August 5, 2011

Getting to know: Nick Hernon

GREELEY, Colo. – Day two of the Northern Colorado football camp is in the books. To celebrate the 2011 season, each practice prior to school starting uncbears.com will be highlighting a different senior on the roster. Each senior will be asked a series of questions and then those same questions will be asked to a roommate or friend on the team, as well as another player of the same position to test how well they know each other.

Day two flipped to the defensive side of the ball and talked with defensive end Nick Hernon. A season ago, he was an honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference pick and was named to the Big Sky All-Academic squad. He is the second amongst returners in tackles with 45 a year ago. He also led the 2010 team with 10.5 tackles for loss and was second on the club with seven quarterback hurries. Hernon was one of five defensive players to force multiple fumbles in 2010 and he also recovered one.

We polled friend and junior defensive lineman Dylan Kildahl and fellow defensive lineman and roommate Jon Martin to see how well they know Hernon off the field.

Dylan Kildahl

Nick Hernon

Jonathan Martin

Chimpanzee

The animal I resemble is: A dog, because I’m loyal and loving

Lemur

Hard Worker

My teammates would use these two words to describe me: Work Ethic

Hard Working

Regal

I can’t stop listening to: Led Zepplin

Bob Marley

Hawai’i

If I could go anywhere, it would be: Thailand

Oregon

J.J. Watts

My sports hero is: Elvis Dumervil

Brett Favre

Sleep

I’m dying to: Travel

Start school

Curb Your Enthusiasm

I can’t believe I watch: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dirtiest Jobs

Very successful in his endeavors

In 10 years I see myself: helping people

Helping people

Men’s Basketball

My favorite Bears’ team (other than fb): Men’s Basketball

Chicago Cubs

(editor’s note): There might need to be a little better explanation next time on this question!

Relax

Favorite off day thing to do: Go hiking/backpacking

“Kick it”

Tim Tebow

The most overrated NFL player is: Adrian Peterson

Tom Brady

Steak

My favorite food is: Italian

Chicken Parmesan

Home cooked meals

I’ve been away for a while, but I still miss this most about home: the food and my dog

Family

Remember the Titans

My favorite sports movie is: Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans

 Kildahl slightly edged out Martin, getting 5-of-14 correct, while Martin correctly answered four. Hernon doesn’t have a nickname so that question was deleted from the list. Stay tuned tomorrow to see how well the 2011 Bears team knows each other.