Brett Denning is a 6-foot-2-inch, 260-pound defensive lineman on the Spartans football team from North Adams, Mass. He is a junior studying to be a physical education teacher and sat down this week to chat about football and life.
Q: Why did you choose CSC?
A: When I was in high school I was looking for somewhere to play football and that had a PE major and one of my buddies told me he came here and checked it out for a different sport, so I came up and meet the coach. I liked it, took a tour, checked out a few other schools, but ended up ultimately coming here.
Q: Where does your love of football come from?
A: Even since I was pretty much born, like there are pictures of me when I was young with a football in my hand and my grandfather use to take me to all the local college and high school games. He unfortunately passed away when I was in kindergarten. And my other grandfather played it, won awards in high school and just watched it with my dad and I still do! I don’t know, I’ve just loved it forever really.
Q: What are some of your hobbies outside of football?
A: I don’t really have any at this time. I used to play basketball and baseball in high school as well. Pretty much all I have time for right now is football and school work so when I am not doing that I kind of just like to relax.
Q: If you didn’t play football what other sport would you play?
A: If I could I would probably choose basketball because that was my second favorite sport in high school. I played baseball too, but I am not really a big fan of that.
Q: Where do you see yourself after college?
A: I would like to be a PE teacher somewhere and coaching high school football, hopefully back at home somewhere. I don’t really care what level for PE, but definitely coach high school football.