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.
2014 Getting to Know Archive