Saints Homecoming spotlight: Jonathan Armstead
Vail Christian’s Jonathan Armstead needs to learn Russian in six months. That’s because his family is adopting a 6-year-old Russian girl next year. When he’s not tending to Russian or his other studies, Armstead, a junior, is the Saints starting quarterback. When it comes to football and Russian, Dobre shchastcha, Jon.Date of birth: July 16, 1988Family: Bob and Marcia ArmsteadSiblings: “We’re adopting a 6-year-old orphan from Russia next year. That’ll be fun. I’m adopted, too.”What’s it going to be like to have a sister?: “Well, I have to learn Russian in six months, while we teach her English when she comes back over. It’s going to be fun.”What do you like about football?: “Scoring a touchdown. When I throw it, I feel good just making the play.”What’s your best moment in football?: “The 86-yard TD run against Academy of Charter last month.”What’s the most embarrassing moment in football?: “When I miss a snap or throw and a pass and it isn’t caught. Interceptions are the worst.”
What’s the goal for the season?: “To be in the playoffs and go as far as we did last year.”Favorite subject: Ethics and moralityCollege plans: DU or CUCareer plans: “Something in music or drama. The extreme would be a rock star or movie star.”Other sports at Vail Christian: Basketball and track.What sports do you watch?: “Hockey. I’ll watch about anything. I can watch golf until my dad falls asleep and snores. My favorites are hockey, football and baseball.”Favorite teams: New York Yankees, Broncos, AvsFavorite golfer: Justin LeonardFavorite athletes: Derek Jeter, Rob Blake, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Favre and Nomar Garciaparra
Favorite movie: It’s a Wonderful LifeFavorite movie star: Will FerrellFavorite TV Show: FriendsFavorite friend: ChandlerDid you buy the final episode on DVD?: “Lauren Mutter got it for me for my birthday.”Favorite TV Star: Dave ChappelleFavorite SportsCenter anchor: Stuart ScottMac or PC: PCFavorite Web site: ebumsworld.com – games, jokes, movies and prank phone calls.
Favorite food: Macaroni and cheeseFavorite drink: MilkFavorite ice cream: “Birthday cake. It’s Marble Slab.”Favorite pizza slice: Pineapple and Canadian baconWhat do you do on a powder day?: “I go where there’s no powder. I’m a skier. I just can’t turn. I’m from Dallas. You’re not supposed to ski. I ski straight down and then I fall. That’s just how it works.”Where would you like to travel?: Spain, England and more of Eastern Europe.If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?: PalmIf you were ruler of the world for one day, what would you do?: “Just do whatever I wanted.”Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 614 or email@example.com.