- Name: Brock Mogensen
- Height: 6’2
- Weight: 230
- Position: ILB
- College: University of South Dakota
- Twitter: brock_mogensen
- Instagram: brock_mogensen
Talk about your experience as a student. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in educational leadership. I received my bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and sport management with an emphasis on exercise science. I will graduate with a master’s degree this semester. Some activities I participate in and am highly active in is our St. Thomas More Newman center. I am part of a couple discipleship groups and a Bible study group with the football team. I have also helped a little bit with the Boys and Girls Club.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
I would say my teammates think my best quality is a hard and driven worker who tries to bring everyone around him up, along with a humble leader.
What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
On the team I see myself as someone who leads by example and someone who can play in multiple positions. We play a few different defenses with a few different schemes, but the position and scheme that suits me best is at inside linebacker in either a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme.
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
There have been many really good players that I have played against. A few names that stick out are Cody Mauch, Deuce Vaughn, and Pierre Strong.
Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
There are many teammates that impress me all the time. Some of them are Myles Harden, Travis Theis, Stephen Hillis, Isaac Erbes, Carter Bell, Brendan Webb, Dennis Shorter, Jojo Ganues, Blake Holden, and JJ Galbreath. Not just these guys, but everyone impresses me everyday in practice and in games.
Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
A time in my life when I had to overcome a struggle was when I had to leave my family and home to come to college. It was a very challenging first few months for me, but I would not have changed it for the world.
If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
If I didn’t play football, it would be a toss up between basketball or baseball, but I would probably choose baseball because I think that was my second-best sport.
What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?
Something I am most proud of is being able to get an education while being able to play football. My biggest achievement so far is seeing how far I have come from my freshman year until now, and the commitment and work that I have put in.
Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
One of the most memorable plays of my college career was the first time I was able to come into a game my redshirt freshman year and play the second half against Montana.
Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
I enjoy watching all kinds of sports, so my favorite professional teams are all the Minnesota professional teams. I do not have a singular favorite professional athlete, but some of my favorites are Kobe Bryant, Mike Singletary, and Brian Urlacher. One player I try to model my game after is Luke Kuechly because of how smart of a player he is and his versatility to be able to play from sideline to sideline.
Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
My favorite music artist right now is Rod Wave, but it depends on the mood I am in. Before games I like to listen to Kanye and Rod Wave.
What is your favorite comfort food?
My favorite comfort food is probably a cheeseburger.
Do you have a favorite movie, TV show or actor?
My favorite movie is probably The Accountant, but I enjoy any action movies. My favorite actor is Adam Sandler.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with family and playing games with them and staying active. I also enjoy playing cards games, board games, fishing, and being outdoors.
Why do you play football? Who or what motivates you the most?
I play football because I have enjoyed it ever since I can remember. It has taught me great life lessons both on and off the field and it takes my mind off other things. I also like the physicality of football and in my mind is the best team sport there is. My parents and siblings motivate me the most. My parents have always supported everything I have done and continue to support me, and my siblings motivate me to be a role model and leader for them.