This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Luke Wilz, a senior linebacker on the University of Wisconsin-Stout football team. Wilz is a plastics engineering major from Manawa, Wisconsin.

Why did you choose Stout?

I chose Stout because it as a polytechnic university and because of the more hands on learning experience. I also chose it because of the high job placement for the majors offered here.

Outside of school and athletics, what are some other things you like to do?

Hunting, fishing, and just hanging out with friends.

What are a few interesting facts about yourself?

I have two sisters Katrina and Lesley, Katrina is a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh graduate and Lesley is currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I was also a three-sport athlete in high school playing football, basketball, and baseball.  

Who is your favorite pro-athlete, and why?

Aaron Rodgers is my favorite pro-athlete, because who doesn’t like Aaron Rodgers he’s the best quarterback in the NFL. He also is a great leader to his team on and off the field.

What is your plan after college?

My plan after college is to find a job within the plastics industry and to hopefully purchase a house close to my job to begin the next chapter of my life.

If you had to pick another sport to play, what would it be and why?

Baseball, it has always been a favorite sport for me, nothing is more exciting than hitting a home run.

What’s your favorite place on campus?

Fireside in the MSC the food is great there. It’s also a good spot to put in some headphones and get some homework done.

Favorite Food of All Time?

Steak and Shrimp

If you had a million dollars, what are the top three things you spend it on?

Build a house, buy a new truck, and pay off some of my student loans.

What’s your favorite song right now?

Favorite song right now is “Some Of It” by Eric Church

If you could pick any other position to play, what would it be?

If I could play another position I would choose running back. It’s the position I have always played since I began playing football in 3rd grade.