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This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Drew Pearson a senior and kicker on the UW-Stout Football Team, Pearson is majoring in information and communication technologies and is from Wausau, Wisconsin.
Why did you choose Stout?
I chose Stout because I believed I was a very hands on person who would succeed in a polytechnic school type. I also took into account the distance away from home as well as the available majors!
Outside of school and athletics, what are some other things you like to do?
Outside of school and athletics, I love to hang out with my family and friends, watch the Packers and the Chicago Blackhawks.
What are a few interesting facts about yourself?
Some interesting facts about me include that I have an older sister, Morgan, who has just received her chiropractic degree. I am actually mostly of German heritage though looking like a leprechaun, as well as being a huge fan of Marvel movies and comics.
Who is your favorite pro-athlete and Why?
My favorite pro athlete is Steve Smith. Back in 2006 he was unstoppable in Madden so I started watching and observing him in real life. His attitude and determination are unlike anyone I have ever observed. He was sometimes criticized for his rash decisions but they showed me how much he cared for what he was doing and how emotion is such a powerful tool to control and harness.
What is your plan after college?
My plans for after college are to get a job. Specifically, I would love to continue to play football at the pro level, but if i don’t find that opportunity, I would like to find a job somewhere other than the Midwest becoming an technology education teacher.