Prep Pulse: Bryce Bettag

Nicknames: BB, Bettag

What was the highlight of your summer? coming extremely close to winning the Jasper 7-on-7 tourney

One thing you do that puts you in coach’s doghouse? not talking on the field or talking when he’s talking


Everyone has a weird recurring dream — what’s yours? Having Superman abilities! I can fly, lift up cars, and bullets can’t penetrate my skin.

What teacher has had the greatest impact on your life? Ross Fuhs; he’s always positive, whether in the classroom or on the field.

Favorite breakfast cereal? Is that a serious question? Fruity Pebbles!

What’s your coach’s most famous saying? “Drop down and give me 25! And while you’re doing your push-ups, think about why you dropped the football!” — coach Jeff Bettag

What’s your best dance move? the Cha-Cha Slide; I’ve been told I can go all the way to the floor.

You are really obsessive about: staying organized and ahead of the game

How have you changed since freshman year? Well, I grew about 8 inches and gained 40 pounds

Best meal you make: I make a pretty mean breakfast sandwich.

One thing about your sport people don’t realize or appreciate? I don’t complain if I’m hurt. If I can move my arms and legs, I can play football.

Sporting event you’re dying to see? Super Bowl

What actor would play you in a movie about your life? Jim Carrey

Household chore you’d pay someone else to do: Dusting! That’s the worst!

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be? Man of Steel

Everyone gives you a hard time about: having Instagram

Favorite teacher you’ve ever had? Jeff Durlauf; senior year; his opinions on our government, rap stars and Wal-Mart are absolutely hilarious.

What’s on your bucket list? skydiving, travel outside the United States, and experience Forest Park football have an undefeated season.

Most embarrassing song on your iPod? “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus

What’s your guilty pleasure? ice cream

Physical feature that makes you unique: definitely my belly button ... it’s an outtie

What’s your biggest accomplishment so far, in life or athletics? being captain on the football team this year

Worst job you’ve ever had? painting parking lines in scorching weather two summers ago

I could waste hours upon end: snowboarding!

Favorite toy when you were a kid? my Super Soaker 3000 squirt gun

Favorite article of clothing? my blue Kool-Aid shirt from Wal-Mart

People say you look like: my father or brother. Unfortunately, I got Justin Bieber before, too.

If you had one do-over in life, what would it be? not quitting basketball

What’s a fear that you’ve overcome? the dark

Athlete you’d like to go one-on-one against? Kyle Schwinghamer, Ben Braunecker or Lance Buechler

Biggest pet peeve about other drivers? going the speed limit when I’m in a hurry

What do you look like in your most embarrassing childhood photo? I look miserable! Bleach-blond hair is everywhere, my two front teeth are missing and I’m bawling.

People would be surprised to know what about you? I collect nutcrackers

Favorite former athlete from your school? Kyle Schwinghamer ... great leadership!

Strawberry jelly or grape jelly? strawberry

Toilet paper under the roll, or over? under! Duh!

Paoli Peaks or Patoka Lake? the Peaks, baby!

College football or pro football? That’s a toughie! Probably pro.

Math homework or English homework? math, definitely

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