Behind the Facemask with Squalicum's Joel Jensen

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 13, 2013 

Behind the Facemask with Squalicum's Joel Jensen

Behind the Facemask with Squalicum's Joel Jensen Squalicum.

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Year: Senior

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 270 pounds

Position: Offensive line/Defensive line

Question: How did you first start playing football?

Answer: Football was a part of my life from when I was born. On my ninth birthday, my parents bought me a helmet, and I started playing the next season.

Q: What do you like most about playing football?

A: I find enjoyment in playing a sport I love with my teammates and having fun!

Q: What is your favorite part of game night?

A: My favorite part of game night is just being out there on the field with my family and having fun.

Q: What is your favorite football memory?

A: My favorite football memory is when I was in sixth grade playing with a lot of the people I am now playing with, when I went into the game as a fullback and scored my first touchdown.

Q: What is your favorite play to run on game night and why?

A: A trap, because I get to pull and earhole people.

Q: Who is the funniest guy on your team and why?

A: The funniest guy on our team is definitely Max Evans. He always has something interesting to comment on at practice.

Q: What is your usual/favorite pregame meal?

A: My favorite pregame meal is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Q: Is there a reason you chose 66 as your jersey number?

A: I chose my number because my brother (former Squalicum lineman Jared Jensen) had it all the way through high school, and I wanted to continue the tradition.

Q: What position, other than the ones you currently play, would you like to try and why?

A: I would love to try tight end some day, because I am pretty fast for my size and have really good hands.

Q: What drill do you dislike running the most in practice?

A: I don't really dislike any of them, but some are challenging and make me better every day.

Q: Do you root for the Huskies or Cougars and why?

A: I root for the Huskies because I hate red.

Q: Who is your favorite NFL player and why?

A: Houston's JJ Watt, because he is a really good D-lineman.

Q: What do you think is the best sports movie and why?

A: The best sports movie is "Remember the Titans," because there is football and dancing.

Q: What other sports do you like to play?

A: I like to throw in track and field.

Q: What do you plan to do after you are done with high school?

A: I plan to attend a community college and work or try to throw or play football at a four-year university.

Q: What other hobbies do you have?

A: Track and field and also I like to salmon fish and crab.

Q: What is the most played song on your iPod?

A: "M.A.A.D City" by Kendrick Lamar.

Q: What is your favorite TV show and why?

A: "Blue Mountain State," because it's football and is really funny.

Q: What is your favorite video game?

A: FIFA '13.

Q: What is your most favorite and least favorite class in school and why?

A: My favorite class is advanced weight lifting, and I don't have a least favorite. All of my classes are awesome.

Q: What is your favorite Tweet to follow, and why?

A: Squalicum assistant coach Ted Flint.

Reach DAVID RASBACH at david.rasbach@bellinghamherald.com or call 715-2271.

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