August 15, 2011

Getting to know: Chuks Nweke

GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Colorado football team returned to the practice field for two practices on Monday. In the afternoon practice, the defensive backs and wide receivers got a quick five-minute visit from former Denver Broncos star Rod Smith.

He told the team to not take anything for granted and to realize they are special and there are thousands of other students on campus who wished they had the same opportunity. He also spoke to how far hard work will get you in life.

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.

Chuks Nweke, a senior safety from Colorado Springs, has played in all 33 games during his career. In 2010, he tallied six tackles in each of the final four games of the year, totaling 40 on the year. He has three career interceptions, including one in the 2010 season finale victory at Portland State. Nweke earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in May and is concentrating on being the best leader he can during his final campaign.

Fellow secondary athletes Brandon Owens and Jordan Bible were polled to see how well they know Nweke off the field.

Jordan Bible

Chuks Nweke

Brandon Owens

Nweke Seis

My nickname is: Nweke Seis

Nweke Seis

Ru Paul’s Drag School

I can’t believe I watch: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Jersey Shore

A turtle, because of his face

The animal I resemble is: a cheetah because I’m the fastest on the field and I like to hunt

A gazelle, because he’s long and can cover a lot of distance

Usain Bolt

My sports hero is: Ed Reed

Sean Taylor

Two Chainz

I can’t stop listening to: Two Chainz

Two Chainz

Africa

If I could go anywhere, it would be: Nigeria

To a National Championship

Be allowed at the “Whiskey” again

I’m dying to: make something of myself in this world

Win games

Tim Tebow

The most overrated NFL player is: Tim Tebow

Peyton Manning

Successful in business

In 10 years I see myself: with a family

As a doctor or at a law firm

Play XBox

Favorite off day thing to do: play Call of Duty

Play Call of Duty

Chicken

My favorite food is: Lasagna

Pasta

His family

I’ve been away for a while, but I still miss this most about home: my family

His mom’s cooking

Pretty fast

Two words teammates use to describe me are: play maker

Hot-headed leader

Any Given Sunday

My favorite sports movie is: Friday Night Lights

Rocky

volleyball

My favorite Bears team other than football is: women’s basketball

soccer

Bible tied the season record for most correctly answered questions with six, while Owens got four right. Stay tuned tomorrow to see how well the 2011 Bears team knows each other.