Get to know: Southland wide receiver Alex Ruechel

Published 8:48 pm Monday, October 7, 2013

Alex Ruechel, senior wide receiver, from Southland. -- Rocky Hulne/

Alex Ruechel, senior wide receiver, from Southland. — Rocky Hulne/

Q: How did you originally get into your sport?

A: I have always been around football. My family and friends have always watched and played it so it was just natural for me to do the same.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

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A: Just playing and hanging out with all my best friends doing what we love.

Q: What have you learned from playing sports?

A:Nothing ever just is given to you. You have to work hard and earn everything you want.

Q: What is the hardest part about your sport?

A: The physical toll on your body is one of the hardest parts. Constantly being sore is hard, but at the same it lets you know that you are involved and contributing to your team.

Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why?

A: Adrian Peterson. He is one of the hardest working athletes I know and with that is one of the most successful athletes because of it. He has so much passion for the game that it is fun to watch. He also puts his team above himself always. He is a selfless player that always looks out for the well-being of the team.

Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show?

A: Sports Center.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Physical Education and Science

Q: What is your dream job?

A: To become an athletic trainer or anything with sports medicine. It would be cool to work for a Pro team, but the likelihood of that is small so I’ll be content with any kind of sports related job.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Steak, pasta, chicken