Athlete of the Week Archive

Oct. 10, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -



Mike Juergens


Who was your favorite team when you were a kid (pro or college)?
"My favorite team when I was a kid was the Denver Broncos."

What was your first job?
"My first job was working for M3 Services, which was a mill working company. It was rough work...lots of sanding."

What is hanging on the walls in your bedroom?
"Nothing really."

If you could have a super-power what would it be?
"My super power would the ability to fly."

If you could add one thing to the sport of football to make it even more entertaining, what would that be? (IE: Arena League rules, players who could come in during the middle of a play from the sideline, a water pit at mid-field, etc...)
"I would put trampolines in certain areas of the field...that would be entertaining."

What is your favorite pre-game meal?
"Really I like it all, but I try to stay on the healthy side."

What song would you want played on the loud-speakers after you get a big sack?
"Know Your Enemy by Rage Against The Machine."

What is the deal with the defense sporting mustaches this year?
"It was actually Ward Dobbs that started it, then it just kind of caught on."

If you could switch places with another player on your team for a day who would it be? Why?
"I would switch places with Sween because I always wanted to play QB, I just never had the arm."

Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
"I do not have any."

Since you are a fisherman...what is the largest fish you have ever caught?
"The largest fish that I have ever caught was a 24 inch brown trout."

Have you ever lied about the size and quantity of the fish you have caught?
"Every fisherman lies about how many they caught and how big they were, except for me of course. LOL."

What is one place you have never fished but would like to some day?
"I have always wanted to fish in New Zealand , and I will someday."

Have you ever done a one-legger down a beaver hole while fishing? Fallen in the water off a slippery log?
"I have actually fallen like 15 feet out of a tree when I was trying to save a lure that got snagged. Of course it was worth it and I did get the lure back."