September 8th, 2011

20 Questions With Luke Lanham

Chris Jung

Senior Writer

20 Questions With Luke Lanham
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Holy Cross High School senior takes on the Questions

Each week, will be getting to know a new student-athlete from the area by asking him/her a series of 20 questions - some in-depth, some lighthearted - that will provide insight into the thoughts and personalities of the boys and girls who are doing great things on and off the local courts, fields, tracks, and courses.

The annual football rivalry between Holy Cross High School and DeSales High School will commence on Friday night at Iroquois and the Cougars will be looking for its second straight win over the Colts, after the team's 12-0 win in last year's matchup.

Since the beginning of the 2010 season to now, Holy Cross has put together a 14-2 record and has become a team to be reckoned with in Kentucky's Class A, and they've done so with a complete team effort and behind the contributions of many versatile athletes.

One of those consistent contributors, who will take the field on Friday during his final Holy Cross-DeSales game, is Cougars senior defensive end and wide receiver Luke Lanham. A four-year member of the varsity team and two-year starter, Lanham accumulated nearly 50 tackles last season and is having another strong year for Head Coach Mike Fletcher.

Also a member of the Holy Cross baseball team, Lanham says he is considering UofL, UK and Eastern Kentucky as possible college options.

But before he takes the field for one last crack at DeSales, Lanham participated in this week's edition of the "20 Questions" segment, and his answers are below.

1. What is your biggest fear? 


2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? 


3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? 

"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? 

University of Louisville basketball player Kyle Kuric, because he plays hard and is a good student.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? 

"If you ain't first, you're last." - Talledega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? 

It impacts my approach to sports by God giving me strength to finish the game .

7. What is your ideal Dairy Queen Blizzard? Describe in detail. 

Oreo cookie

8. All time favorite board game? 


9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry?


10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant in Louisville? 

Mike Linnig's

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? 

Jersey Shore

12. How many friends do you have on Facebook and/or followers do you have on Twitter? 

1,347 friends on Facebook; don't have Twitter

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? 

My smile and that I'm funny.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? 

Snack cakes

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? 

12 a.m.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? 

"Lanimal" because (my last name is Lanham) and I'm an animal on the field.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? 

Lord's Kitchen

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? 

Good at basketball

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? 

Forward because i want to see what my future is like.

20. What is your proudest athletic moment?

Holy Cross' football win over DeSales in 2010!


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