20 Questions with Braxton Hicks
Updated: Tuesday 04/24/2012 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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Q: Why did you choose the Tribe?
At the end of my recruiting process, William and Mary provided the best opportunity for a combination of great academics and D1 level college football.

Q: Describe a moment when you felt the most Tribe pride...
When Nolan Kearney caught the game-winning touchdown, and we beat the Richmond Spiders, I felt the most Tribe pride.

Q: Take us through your pre-game mental preparation routine:
Listen to music... Tune everything else out.
Look at my pads, and visualize everything I have to do.

Q: What are some community activities you or your team has done?
Serve the City
Car Wash for Avalon

Q: What is your intended or declared major and why?
Physics with a minor in Psychology

My high school was engineering based. However, since they don't have engineering specifically, physics is the next best thing. And I just find psychology very interesting.

Q: Describe your dream job:
Playing football for a living is my dream job.

Q: If you could play another sport at W&M what would it be and why?
Basketball for sure!! I love it almost as much as football. 

Q: Favorite team tradition/activity and why?
I think it is really cool when we run out of the smoke tunnel at the beginning of the games.

Q: Which teammate will have the most interesting job in 10 years and why?
Meltoya Jones. He is a hard worker and is very involved in the job market.

Q: What animal would best describe you and why?
As an athlete, I would describe myself as a Panther. I am elusive, yet powerful.

Q: What is your favorite quote or phrase?
"No matter how you feel... get up, dress up, and show up."

Q: What is your favorite type of food (i.e. Chinese, Mexican, etc.)?
This is a tie between Chinese and Italian food.

Q: Favorite place you have visited or traveled to and why?
I went to Florida when I was in the 5th grade for a school trip to Disney World. It was great.

Q: If you could sit down for lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
Barack Obama. I would just want to know how he handles all the pressure, both good and bad, that has been aimed towards him.

Q: Most addicting television show?
Avatar: The Last Air bender

Q: How will you change the world (or even just one person's world)?
I make it a personal mission to make almost everyone I come in contact to smile.

Q: Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know...
I am an Eagle Scout via the Boy Scouts of America.

Q: What was your most-commented Facebook post?
Honestly I don't really post much on Facebook.

Q: What's number one on your bucket list and why?
This would probably be to go to Jamaica. I have always wanted to see it. 

Q: What is your best non-athletic skill?
I would have to say music. I play the cello, piano, guitar, and the drums.

Q: Favorite Person to follow on Twitter?
Marcus Thornton. He plays basketball here at the College. I think he has about 75,000 tweets. Follow him! @MarcusWM3

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
One thing that gets on my nerves the most is when people have a negative impression of something, and generalizes that impression to the entire group.

Q: What is something you are afraid of?
I don't know why, but I'm uneasy with things that are infinite.

Q: What is an obstacle you had to overcome in your life?
One big obstacle that I have had to overcome in life is becoming a premier athlete while dealing with Asthma and Narcolepsy. 

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