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Behind the Numbers with the Flames

September 26, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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During today's Behind the Numbers segment, we take a closer look at Patrick Calvary (2), Tim Hartman (65), Alex Stadler (62) and Mike Larsson (47).

During today's Behind the Numbers segment, we take a closer look at Patrick Calvary (2), Tim Hartman (65), Alex Stadler (62) and Mike Larsson (47).

Have you ever sat up in the stands at Williams Stadium and wondered what No. 13's favorite movie is or what songs No. 34 listens to on his iPod prior to kickoff earlier in the day?

Well, LibertyFlames.com is here to give fans a further glimpse into the players behind the numbered jerseys in this season-long campaign where the web site gives you a look at the players within the program.

The Behind the Numbers with the Flames segment will run weekly throughout the year, giving Flames fans further insight into their favorite players off the gridiron. Each Friday, the web site will feature the answers from players, as they were asked to ponder life's more "difficult" questions upon returning to training camp this fall.

Today, LibertyFlames.com will reveal its player questionnaire responses from defensive back Patrick Calvary, offensive lineman Tim Hartman, defensive lineman Alex Stadler and punter Mike Larsson.

Patrick Calvary (PC)
Tim Hartman (TH)
Alex Stadler (AS)
Mike Larsson (ML)

1. What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
PC – Philippians 4:13, because I can do anything through Christ.
TH – Philippians 4:13, because it is a verse that motivates me and I try to live by it.
AS – Philippians 4:13
ML – Philippians 4:13, because it's a good verse for motivation.

2. What is your favorite movie and why?
PC – The Lion King, because I love the storyline.
TH – Training Day
AS – Anchorman
ML – Anchorman, because I love comedies.

3. What is your favorite memory while competing in your sport?
PC – Winning the Big South championship last year.
TH – Winning the Big South championship last year.
ML – Winning only the last game my senior year against our rival.

4. What is your most embarrassing memory while competing in your sport?
TH – Getting a concussion my senior year of high school on Senior Night.
ML – Missing a game-tying field goal during my junior year.

5. I came to Liberty because …
PC – I loved the Christian atmosphere.
TH – I wanted to come to a great program.
AS – I wanted to transfer to a solid program that was closer to my home.
ML – Liberty has the best coaching staff and great facilities.

6. Share something that people don't know about you or makes you unique from others.
PC – I love UFC.
TH – I enjoy toothpicks.
AS – I wear size 16 shoes.
ML – I am the first person on my dad's side of the family to be born in the United States.

7. What has been your defining moment as an athlete?
PC – My junior season.
TH – Overcoming two knee surgeries.
AS – Signing a scholarship to play college football.
ML – Making the varsity soccer team as a freshman.

8. My first car was …
TH – a Ford Bronco.
AS – a 1986 Oldsmobile Delta 88.
ML – a 1997 Dodge Dakota.

9. If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why?
PC – Michael Jordan, because he has a great life.
TH – Zeus Davis, because he is the "baddest" dude around.
AS – John Daly
ML – Tiger Woods, because I can't play golf.

10. Who is your favorite Liberty athlete?
PC – Pat Dickerson
TH – Brady Hassel
AS – Brian Mosier
ML – Spencer Hodges

11. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
PC – Never quit!!
TH – What doesn't kill, you makes you stronger.
AS – Don't quit.
ML – Stay focused on your goals.

12. If you could change one rule in your sport, what would it be and why?
PC – Change the rule to allow celebrations.
AS – Not to have holding penalties.
ML – I would take away knee pads, because they always move around.

13. After graduation I would like to …
PC – be a UFC/MMA fighter.
TH – go into correctional institutions and work in prisons.
AS – make money.
ML – make it to a NFL training camp.

14. When I have an hour of free time, I like to …
PC – play Halo 3.
TH – watch T.V.
AS – relax and watch T.V.
ML – hang out by the pool.

15. Words that describe me on the athletic field (and why) are …
PC – Beast and monster, because I play hard.
TH – Hard worker and a student, because I'm always trying to learn from the guys around me.
AS – Smart and competitive.
ML – I am coachable and I learn fast.

16. If you could compete in any sport against any athlete, who would it be and why?
PC – Chuck Lidell, a UFC fighter.
TH – I would play basketball against Ben Wallace. He is my favorite basketball player, so it would be cool to play him.
AS – Tiger Woods, in golf.
ML – I would kick with John Kasay and learn from him.

17. My craziest ambition in life is to …
PC – fight Chuck Lidell.
TH – be a professional fisherman.
AS – sky dive.
ML – play in the NFL.

18. Do you have any pre-game rituals?
PC – Listen to music.
TH – Organizing my stuff for the game.
AS – Listen to music.
ML – Listen to my iPod.

19. If you could have dinner with three people throughout history, who would they be and why?
PC – Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Rosa Parks, because they started the movement.
TH – Chris Farley, Kevin James and Adam Sandler, because we would not stop laughing.
AS – George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Regan.
ML – I would go back and see what my old family members were like.

20. A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had the chance is (and why)?
PC – Las Vegas
TH – Ireland, because it seems like a good place to visit.
AS – Fiji
ML – Hawaii, because I want to surf there.

21. I choose my uniform number because …
PC – No. 3 was already taken.
TH – it was available and a friend of mine had the number in high school.
AS – I had worn it all my playing career.
ML – I didn't get to choose my number.

22. What are four or five things you could not live without?
PC – T.V., Xbox, friends, food and water
TH – Fishing, friends, the Green Bay Packers, food and family
AS – Water, food, energy and sunlight
ML – Friends, music, snowboarding, family and food

23. My personal goals this season are …
PC – to make first-team All-American.
TH – to develop as a player and have fun.
AS – to help the team win a championship.
ML – to be the starting punter.

24. What sets football apart as a sport and makes it appealing to you?
PC – The hits and the rush you get from playing.
TH – I have the opportunity as a lineman to make first contact.
AS – It is truly a team sport.
ML – Football is the most exciting sport.

25. If I won a million dollars, I would …
PC – not be in school.
TH – buy some classic Hot Rods and pay off loans.
AS – be very happy.
ML – save it for later.

26. What cartoon character are you most like (and why)?
PC – SpongeBob SquarePants, because he is one "cool kat."
AS – Peter Griffin
ML – The mouse, Jerry, because he likes to eat and he is sneaky.

27. If someone would look at the songs on my iPod, I would be embarrassed for them to see I have this song …
TH – Hold On, by Wilson Philips.
AS – anything by Elton John.
ML – I Kissed a Girl, by Kate Perry.

28. The first thing people notice about me when they meet me is …
PC – that I'm very dark.
TH – how big I am.
AS – my height.
ML – I am quiet at first.

29. When you were a little child, what did you want to be "when you grew up" and are you pursuing it still as a career/profession after graduation?
PC – Yes, because I wanted to play in the NFL.
TH – No, because I wanted to be an archaeologist.
AS – I wanted a truck driver.
ML – No, because I always wanted to be a professional skateboarder.

30. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
PC – Speed
TH – Flight
AS – The ability to see through walls.
ML – I would like to be invisible.