Student-Athlete of the Week

Sept. 3, 2012

Athlete of the Week



Nick Carlson


What did you like most about growing up in the Chicago area?

The people I grew up with and the food.

Where do you tell people to go for the best Chicago pizza experience if they've never been to the Windy City?

Giordano's is a good start.

Did you have a favorite college team growing up? Illinois? Northwestern? Northern Illinois?

I didn't follow college athletics too much, but if I had to choose one it would be Illinois.

Which was your favorite professional sports team in Chicago?

Chicago Blackhawks

When did you know you wanted to attend Wyoming during your recruitment out of high school?

When I took my first official visit

What is your favorite thing about being a center/offensive lineman?

The brotherhood that is formed between the other linemen and myself

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be?

Jimmy Buffett, be somewhere warm and tropical, hanging out and fishing, listening to some great tunes.

Outside of NFL plans, what do you hope to do after your Cowboy career is over?

Move back to Chicago and find a job doing something I love

Where was your favorite family vacation growing up? Where would you like to go someday?

We go out to the Jersey Shore each summer to visit family; I would like to go somewhere in the Caribbean

What do you like most about the city of Laramie?

During football season when the whole town is decked out in brown, gold, and steamboats

What is something about you people might not know?

I played volleyball in high school

What is your favorite movie?

The Big Lebowski

What has been your favorite class at UW and why?

I took a water resources class that had a good professor and dealt with real-life issues surrounding water.

What game are you looking forward to most this season?

All of them.