Athlete of the Week Archive

Sept. 12, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -




Austin McCoy


If you could play one other position on the FB field, what would it be? Why?
"I would have to say outside linebacker, because the linebackers are usually the hardest hitters."

What is your favorite workout?
"I don't really have a favorite. I just like to try and have fun while I do it."

Have you ever gotten the chance to really lay a good lick on a kick returner?
"In high school I got a couple actually. I made five tackles on returns and one de-cleater against our rival school."

Does kicking at a high elevation make a difference?
"Yes, but not by much...maybe five to seven yards."

What is the worst job you have ever had?
"Working for my best friend's dad during the summers doing odd jobs."

Who is your favorite superhero?
"The Ninja Turtles."

Who is your favorite pro sports team?
"The Tampa Bay Rays."

What is hanging on the walls in your dorm room?
"A Cowboy flag, of course."

How would you describe a shifter cart to someone who has no idea what one is?
"A 90 mph thrill ride with no seatbelts."

How many different kinds of cars/carts/trucks have you raced in?
"Probably about seven."

Tell us one thing about driving race cars that people might not know.
"It is probably way more mentally demanding than it is physical. You can train to be in shape, but you have to have the mind set that you can not be stopped."

Do you plan on trying to race around this area of the country?
"No I don't, because I am here to play football and one bad race could end all of it."

Do you know of any other FB players that also race?
"Nope."

If you could choose to attend one concert, who would you go see?
"A Garth Brooks/George Strait concert...the two greatest men alive."

What has been your favorite meal so far at UW's Washakie Dining Center?
"The turkey and mashed potatoes."