Running back Thai enjoys fishing, Five Guys

NAME: Mike Thai ’14

SPORT: Football

HOMETOWN: Coon Rapids, Minn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Blaine High School

MAJOR: Environmental Studies

WHY I CHOSE ST. OLAF: Great academic reputation and football coaching staff

FOOTBALL HISTORY: Played in the Blaine youth football league since second grade and played at Blaine High School

PRE-GAME RITUAL: Shower, eat breakfast and listen to music while stretching

FAVORITE PUMP-UP SONGS: “Higher” by Creed and “Requiem for a Tower” by Clint Mansell

FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIE: “Friday Night Lights”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Big Bang Theory”

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Five Guys

THREE FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I’D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: Michael Yankcello ’14, Carrie Underwood and Nastia Liukin

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN FOOTBALL: Basketball

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Adrian Peterson

FAVORITE BOOK: “The Shack”

RANDOM FACT: I like to fish.

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SPORTS: The level of commitment required is much higher in college.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS AN OLE ATHLETE: Beating Bethel last year

BEST ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED: “Get a yard!”

PLANS AFTER OLAF: Graduate school for fisheries management

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