Athlete of the Week: Tanner Severson

Feature Q&A with Tanner Severson

Scored five touchdowns in a 53-12 win over Storm Lake


What did you do with your spare time while you couldn’t have organized practices and workouts due to COVID-19?

I worked for AB Excavation and also spent my free time working out.

What is more fun, returning a punt or kick for a touchdown or breaking off a long run for a touchdown?

Punt return.

What do you think about when the ball is in the air on a kick or punt return?

Staying relaxed and knowing which way to return.

Do you prefer playing on grass or artificial turf?

Grass.

What is your favorite pro sports team?

Dallas Cowboys.

What is your favorite pregame meal?

Eggs and a sandwich.

Do you listen to music before games?

Yes, whatever is playing on the speaker in the locker room.

What is your favorite sports movie?

“Facing the Giants.”

Besides your own team, what school has the best mascot? 

University of Iowa Hawkeyes

What is something about yourself that would surprise people?

Scared of heights.

What is your favorite subject in school?

History.

What phrase do you hear the most from your coach?

“Block and tackle.”

What would be your ideal future job?

Athletic trainer.