August 14, 2011

Getting to know: Amal Gumbs

GREELEY, Colo. – Though the Northern Colorado football team didn’t have a practice on Sunday, the Bears were hard at work in film study, team meetings and a joint activity. They return to the field on Monday for two practices as camp enters its final week.

To celebrate the 2011 season, each practice prior to school starting 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.

Amal Gumbs played in just one full game of 2010 before suffering a season-ending injury at Weber State. Gumbs transitioned to the offensive line from the defensive line after the 2008 season when a rash of injuries struck the team. The Denver native has played in 34 games for the Bears, playing 22 on the defensive side of the ball and 12 on offense.

Fellow senior VJ Holmes, who played beside him on the d-line and junior offensive lineman Rick Aversano were polled to see how well they know Gumbs off the field.

Rick Aversano

Amal Gumbs

VJ Holmes

Big Nasty

My nickname is: AG

Big Wayne

America’s Next Top Model

I can’t believe I watch: Man vs Wild

Bad Girls Club

A tiger because he’s fierce

The animal I resemble is: a shark because I’m always hungry

A bear because he is ferocious and relentless

Michael Phelps

My sports hero is: Shaq

John Elway

Taylor Swift

I can’t stop listening to: Gucci Mine



If I could go anywhere, it would be: Brazil


Sky dive

I’m dying to: win a Big Sky Championship

Have a day off from practice and sleep

Chris Morris

The most overrated NFL player is: Tom Brady

Tim Tebow

Very wealthy as head of a music production company

In 10 years I see myself: as a successful recording studio owner

Owning his own music business

Eat corn on the cob

Favorite off day thing to do: is enjoy a big breakfast and make music

Listen to music

Macaroni and cheese

My favorite food is: Soul Food

Chicken alfredo

The food

I’ve been away for a while, but I still miss this most about home: mom’s cooking

Hanging out with his family

Big Nasty

Two words teammates use to describe me are: determined leader

Leader, intelligent

Blades of Glory

My favorite sports movie is: Any Given Sunday

Friday Night Lights


My favorite Bears team other than football is: volleyball


Both Aversano and Holmes answered three of the 15 questions correctly. Stay tuned tomorrow to see how well the 2011 Bears team knows each other.