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Flames Feature: Getting to Know Chris Luck

November 1, 2007
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Flames Feature: Getting to Know Chris Luck
The tight end position is one of the true unsung roles on a football team. And at Liberty, it is no different. Chris Luck has quietly gone about his business the last three-plus years, fulfilling what has been asked of him by members of the Flames' coaching staff.

However, the Montvale, Va., native's accomplishments have not gone totally unnoticed. Twice, the senior has been a Big South second-team all-conference selection, and he was named to the Big South preseason squad this year.

Luck has been used mainly in blocking schemes for Liberty's potent rushing attack since arriving on campus in 2003. Statistically, the senior enters the game having caught 43 career passes for 511 yards and three touchdowns.

During the 2005 campaign, Luck tallied a career-best 24 receptions for 239 yards, marking the most receiving yards by a Flames' tight end since Peter Foy finished the 1998 season with 265 receiving yards.

The senior has come on of late to become a viable threat in the offense. Over the past two games, Luck has caught two touchdowns passes, including a career-long 68-yard touchdown reception against Presbyterian last weekend.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why? Luke 10:27- because it summarizes the perfect Christian life in one verse.

What is your favorite movie and why? Forrest Gump - I don't really know why, but I love that movie.

What is your favorite memory while competing in your sport? My favorite memory would have to be, when I made this amazing one-handed catch at Charleston Southern. Even people who weren't there heard about it and called me to talk about it.

What is your most embarrassing memory while competing in your sport? When I made that catch I got tackled on the one yard line by a defensive back.

Share something that people don't know about you? I'm pretty good at writing poems.

What has been your defining moment as an athlete? My first college game against West Virginia Tech.

My first car was … a forest green 1994 Ford F-150.

If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why? I would want to be Coach Wachenheim, so I could put in some tight end run plays.

Who is your favorite Liberty athlete? My favorite Liberty athletes are the quarterbacks. They have to be, if you want to get the ball.

What is the best advice you have ever been given? Life is hard … suck it up!

If you could change one rule in your sport, what would it be and why? I would change the holding rule. Defensive players can do it, to some extent, so why can't offensive players.

After graduation I would like to … travel to Australia, Europe and Israel.

In my spare time, I like to … play video games, hunt, golf or just hang out.

Words that describe me on the athletic field (and why) are … loose and calm, because I stay level headed the whole game.

If you could compete in any sport against any athlete, who would it be and why? Tiger Woods on Sunday at the Masters … and hopefully, Tiger doesn't get the Green jacket.

My craziest ambition in life is to … play on the PGA Tour.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? I just like to laugh and hang out with some of the guys on the team.

Who is one person in history that you would like to meet and why? I would like to meet the Apostle Paul, so I could hear some of the great stories he would have to tell.

A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had the chance is (and why)? Australia, because I want to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef.

What are four or five things you could not live without? My God, my girl, my dog, my computer, and macaroni and cheese.