Getting to Know: Tucker Van Dyke

Tucker Van Dyke

Tucker Van Dyke
Aug. 1, 2014

Each weekday this summer a new cadet-athlete will be featured in Getting to Know, a Q&A series where Army fans can read about their favorite players. Today's cadet is junior sprint football player Tucker Van Dyke.

NAME: Tucker Van Dyke

HOMETOWN: Pond Creek, Okla.

MAJOR: Law and Legal Studies

DESCRIBE COACH WEST: Chief

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Kevin Durant

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Oklahoma City Thunder

BEST PART OF ARMY SPRINT FOOTBALL: Being a part of the Sprint Football family and playing the sport for another 4 years.

FAVORITE FIELD TO PLAY ON: Shea Stadium

OPPONENT MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING: Definitely Navy

HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER: Cadet Leader Development Training and a legal internship at OneOK in Tulsa, Okla.

TO RELAX, I: Listen to classical music.

FAVORITE MEAL: Chicken fried steak, fried okra, dinner roll, and sweet tea.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Keystone, Colorado

MY IPOD HAS: Lots and lots of country.

FAVORITE PART OF ARMY GAMEDAY: That nervous feeling the whole day before a game that goes away after the first kickoff.

FAVORITE PART OF WEST POINT: The challenge of the entire experience and the friends I've made.

DESCRIBE ARMY SPRINT FOOTBALL: Small soldiers, big hearts.

ARMY'S OFFENSIVE MVP IN 2014 WILL BE: James Wartski

ARMY'S DEFENSIVE MVP IN 2014 WILL BE: Buddy Craft

WHAT PLAYER WILL SURPRISE PEOPLE IN 2014: Dave Foye

WHO IS THE STRONGEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM: It's a tie between Buddy Craft and David Brown

WHO IS THE FASTEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM: Dave Foye

WHO IS THE FUNNIEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM: Mark Dabeck

WHICH PLAYER IS MOST LIKELY TO BECOME A GENERAL: Danny Hokanson

WHAT TEAM THAT IS NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AND WHY: Air Force because it would be awesome to bring all three academies into the Sprint Football league and give us an opportunity to have a Commander in Chief's Trophy.

I FOLLOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ON TWITTER: Only about 200.

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