Homecoming spotlight – Jake Blair | VailDaily.com

Homecoming spotlight – Jake Blair

Ian Cropp

Jake Blair

Jake Blair likes being a senior on the Vail Christian football team. He gets to play a lot, and he’ll have a chance to showcase his skills today against DeBeque at 1:30 p.m. at Eagle Valley. In addition to his offensive line duties, Jake hopes to make his debut at running back. Jake says that coach Tim Pierson thinks he will forget, but Jake hopes to run the soon-to-be-famous “Jake dive.” For more on Jake, read on:Date of Birth: April 5, 1988.Born in: Denver.Parents: Dick and Jeannette.Position: Offensive and defensive line (and maybe running back).Why are you excited for homecoming?: “We get to play DeBeque.”Homecoming date: Lindsay Wright.Most embarrassing moment in football: “When I ran into and got knocked over by the referee in the first game of the year. My head was down, and the ref was a big guy.”

Most embarrassing moment in life: “Too many of them.”What do you like your coach Tim Pierson?: “Because he’s the cat’s pajamas.”What is your best moment in football?: “Being able to play while vomiting. I don’t know what happened. I just started throwing up.”Favorite school subject: Government.Plans for next year: “Hopefully I’ll go to Santa Barbara and study a combination of youth ministry, and any type of art design.”What are your career goals?: “To be happy with what I’m doing and do what God wants me to do.”Favorite sports team: Broncos.Favorite athlete: John Lynch.Favorite movie: “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”

Favorite line from “Anchorman”?: “My apartment smells of leather-bound books and rich mahogany.”Favorite Broadway musical: “Fiddler on the Roof.”What do you do in your free time?: “Try to run my clothing company. Right now, I’m trying to download software to manage my inventory.”Favorite word: Esselent.Least favorite word: Esselent.Where is your happy place?: “The bathtub.”What sound do you love?: “The sounds of the band Underoath.”Favorite food: Sushi – Maguro roll.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten:? “I’ve eaten a lot of crazy things. Probably a rock or something just to see if I could do it.”If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: “To float – not fly – just float.”Favorite country other than U.S.: Indonesia.Favorite communist country: “North Korea. Kim Jung-Il is a small, angry man.”If you could live in an era other than the 20th century, when would it be? “Definitely 1700s. I want a musket – that has everything to do with it.”If you had a free day tomorrow, what would you do?: “Eat Fudgecicles and get a lot of work done.”What is your favorite thing about spots editor Chris Freud?: “That he can’t smell and I like his hair.”Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 949-0555 or icropp@vaildaily.com.Vail, Colorado