I have always attributed my abilities to play football and, really, all other skills and attributes, to God.
It's not a ton of fun being a backup quarterback.
I had a lot of ups and downs through my career at BYU, through different injuries and stuff. The fan bases have always been right there to pick me up and support me through all those injuries.
Being the full-time quarterback, there is a big responsibility to stay healthy for your team.
I look up to my brother so much. I look at a lot of my competitiveness and motivation to play, and excel in, college football. It came from him.
Listen, trials and difficult times can help you become better and move forward, or they can cause you to step backward. It's how you handle those situations that shows who you can become.
I had an expectation going into the NFL, and then the experience that I had exceeded what I expected to see from people that played at that level. And so, it was a learning experience not only from a mental standpoint and a physical standpoint, but just a routine standpoint.
I understand football is a freaky sport, and injuries happen.
The preseason's all about getting good film out there, making the most of the opportunities that you get.
I was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho.
Football has molded me in many ways, and I've had great experiences. But when I step back, I know that football is not what drives me. It's not really what's important.
The nice thing about BYU is that it takes in a wide area. There would be times where we'd travel and be on the road, and we'd have more fans than the home team that we're playing, a lot of really loyal fans.
When you're one-dimensional, someone can just focus on that and really stop that.
Football is always going to be a means to an end. The physicality of the game - your body can't hold up. There's life after football, and I do worry. I don't want to put myself in jeopardy. I probably need to be more cautious, but this is me. It still isn't going to change the way I play.
Being paid as a professional athlete didn't change how hard I was working because I'm always going to do that, whether it's the weight room or the film room.
I'd much rather throw for a touchdown than run for one.
I don't want to put off negative vibes to my teammates. That's kind of my leadership mentality.