August 18, 2011

Getting to know: Andrew Downing

GREELEY, Colo. – During the hottest day of the summer, the Northern Colorado offense shined during the goal-line period, marking the final practice of camp.

The Bears have the second scrimmage of the fall on Saturday beginning at 9:30 am and will have a Meet and Greet immediately following. The team then begins classes on Monday as they move into their normal practice schedule.

To celebrate the quickly approaching 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.

Andrew Downing, a fullback from Greeley, enters his final campaign after earning Big Sky honorable mention All-Conference honors a season ago. He has played in 29 career games and has been an important member of several special teams units. In 2010, he caught four receptions for 18 yards.

Former high school teammate Gavin Miller and friend Cameron Kaman were polled to see how well they know Downing off the field.

Cameron Kaman

Andrew Downing

Gavin Miller


My nickname is: Downing


South Park

I can’t believe I watch: Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives

A penguin because he is loving and active

The animal I resemble is: a badger because they’re short and violent

A guinea pig

Mike Alstott

My sports hero is: Mike Alstott

Shane Carwin

Coach Robinson

I can’t stop listening to: Slipknot

Mile Cyrus

The beach

If I could go anywhere, it would be: Fiji

His basement

Have some down time

I’m dying to: play Modern Warfare 3

Play Modern Warfare 3

Chad Ochocinco

The most overrated NFL player is: Rex Grossman

Terrell Owens

As a successful businessman

In 10 years I see myself: coaching

Playing video games

Play video games

Favorite off day thing to do: play Call of Duty

Play Call of Duty


My favorite food is: Spaghetti


His family

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

The Nebraska Cornhuskers

Fun loving

Two words teammates use to describe me are: fat and charming

Absolutely stunning

Any Given Sunday

My favorite sports movie is: Any Given Sunday

Remember the Titans


My favorite Bears team other than football is: rugby


Both Kaman and Miller correctly answered 4-of-15 questions about Downing. Stay tuned tomorrow to see how well the 2011 Northern Colorado football team knows its seniors.