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Behind the Numbers with the Flames

November 21, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Today’s Behind the Numbers segment gives us a chance to get up close and personal with Kent Hicks, Derek Bishop, Soeren Wendland and Spencer Hodges.

Today's Behind the Numbers segment gives us a chance to get up close and personal with Kent Hicks, Derek Bishop, Soeren Wendland and Spencer Hodges.

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 Kent Hicks, fullback Derek Bishop, defensive lineman Soeren Wendland and offensive lineman Spencer Hodges.

Kent Hicks – KH
Derek Bishop – DB
Soeren Wendlend – SW
Spencer Hodges – SH

1. What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
KH – Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." I believe this is so true.
DB – John 3:16
SH – Philippians 4:13

2. What is your favorite movie and why?
KH – I don't really have a favorite movie.
DB – Gladiator
SW – Rambo, because he is so awesome.
SH – Heavyweights, because I'm fat.

3. What is your favorite memory while competing in your sport?
KH – When I recorded four interceptions in one game.
DB – Starting as a freshman in high school.
SW – Starting in the 2005 German Bowl in front of 20,000 fans, which was televised nationally.

4. What is your most embarrassing memory while competing in your sport?
KH – It is very embarrassing every time I get a pass caught on me.
DB – Any time I fumble the ball.
SW – Getting ejected for fighting in a close game, while playing in Germany.

5. I came to Liberty because …
KH – I wanted to grow closer to God, educate myself further and to play football.
DB – It was the best place for me.
SW – I received a scholarship.
SH – I wanted to make a difference.

6. Share something that people don't know about you or makes you unique from others.
KH – I was adopted into a large family.
DB – I'm cool.
SW – I spend a lot of time studying.
SH – I like to listen to We The Kings.

7. What has been your defining moment as an athlete?
KH – It has yet to be seen!

8. My first car was a…
KH –1994 Honda.
DB –1994 Isuzu pickup truck.
SW –1990 Ford Escort.
SH –1997 Safari van.

9. If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why?
KH – The President of the United States, to see what it's like to run the world.
DB – Zach Thomas.
SH – Justin Vargas, because he is hot.

10. Who is your favorite Liberty athlete?
KH – Rashad Jennings, because he is a beast, I just like to see him run hard!
DB – Myself
SH – Josh Weaver

11. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
KH – Take things one day at a time
DB – It is what it is.
SW – There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.
SH – Follow your dreams.

12. If you could change one rule in your sport, what would it be and why?
DB – Allow teams to celebrate touchdowns.
SW – To allow roughing the passer, because the quarterback deserves to take a hit every play.
DB – No offsides.

13. After graduation I would like to …
KH – Play football for a NFL team.
DB – Make money.
SW – Go back to school and earn my M.B.A.
SH – Take a break.

14. When I have an hour of free time, I like to …
KH – Twist my dreads.
DB – Sleep.
SW – Relax.
SH – Sleep and eat (same time).

15. Words that describe me on the athletic field (and why) are …
KH – A beast, because I'm too big for all the small wide receivers out there and I'm scary.
DB – Hardnosed.
SW – Focused, because my teammates always make jokes that I don't talk during practice.
SH – Nasty

16. If you could compete in any sport against any athlete, who would it be and why?
KH – Basketball, and of course against Michael Jordan. Who wouldn't want to play against him? Before football, basketball was my love.
SW – I would like to be a wrestler and compete with the WWE athletes.

17. My craziest ambition in life is to …
KH – Succeed.
DB – Be a millionaire.
SH – Settle down.

18. Do you have any pre-game rituals?
KH – To get as focused as I possibly can.

19. If you could have dinner with three people throughout history, who would they be and why?
KH – Lil Wayne, Deion Sanders, Pretty Boy Floyd, because they are all people I admire.
SH – Takeru Kobayashi, Coach Danny Rocco and Coach Pete Sundheim

20. A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had the chance is (and why)?
DB – Bahamas
SW – Hong Kong
SH – Mexico, because it seems nice.

21. I choose my uniform number because …
KH – 26 rhymes with Hicks, picks and is just a good look on me.
SW – I used to play with that number in Germany.
SH – My dad used to wear that number.

22. What are four or five things you could not live without?
KH – God, family, friends, money and football.
DB – Food, water, sleep and my mom.
SH – Food, milk, water, mac and cheese and ice cream.

23. My personal goals this season are …
KH – To win a national championship.
DB – To help our team win.
SH – To learn to snap the ball better.

24. What sets football apart as a sport and makes it appealing to you?
KH – The contact and the corner position.
DB – The physical nature of the game
SH – Having the ability to hit people.

25. If I won a million dollars, I would …
KH – Live stress free.
DB – Spend it.
SH – Be rich (tax free).

26. What cartoon character are you most like (and why)?
KH – The Hulk, our body types are pretty much the same.
DB – Mr. Incredible
SH – Tasmanian Devil

27. If someone would look at the songs on my iPod, I would be embarrassed for them to see I have this song …
KH – Maybe a chick song.
DB – I don't have an iPod.
SW –"Mmmbop" by Hanson

28. The first thing people notice about me when they meet me is …
KH – My size.
DB – My neck.
SW – How tall I am.
SH – My boyish good looks.

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?
KH – Yes, because I wanted to be a NFL baller.
DB – No, because I wanted to be a pilot.
SH – No, because I wanted to be a fireman.

30. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
KH – To fly anywhere, because gas prices are too high.
DB – Invincible
SH – Slow down time, so I could have a faster 40 time.