ASU Football: Get To Know Your Sun Devils - Chris Coyle

Christian Petersen

Tight end Chris Coyle has emerged as the Sun Devil's leading target despite quiet a 2011 campaign.

This season, Chris Coyle's 442 receiving yards lead ASU, and he has proven to be Taylor Kelly's most reliable option. At 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, Coyle is quick enough to burn safeties yet tough enough to battle in the trenches.

After Coyle's hot start, we decided to give fans a behind the scenes pass of his life.

Whats your favorite uniform combination?

"So far my favorite uniform combination, you know what I'm going to have to say, the all blacks. Gee, that's pretty unoriginal but just with the addition of the new sticker on the helmet makes it looks so clean. Everything put together, it has to be my favorite."

If you could be any superhero who would you be and why?

"I'd be the Flash just cause he is so fast that nobody can even see him when he is running. I'd be able to blow past the guys on defense and catch everything no matter how deep it was; I'd be all over the place."

Why do you wear jersey number 87?

"It was originally given to me when I first got here, but I almost changed it. I kind of realized I liked 87 and I was going to make my own name for myself, and that's just sort of how people remember me now."

If you were allowed to have a touchdown dance, what would it be?

"I'd run up to one of the lineman and have them pick me up like a swan."

Who is your favorite tight end in the NFL and why?

"Vernon Davis. He is just such a monster. I love watching him on Sunday and he's is blowing by safeties, he's getting pancakes on big defensive ends and just scoring touchdowns all the time."

What kind of music do you listen to?

"I listen to a little bit of everything. A little bit of country, little bit of rap, hip hop stuff like that. Get a nice mixture in there."

Who do you think is the prettiest girl in the world?

Coyle's face lights up. "The prettiest girl in the world! I'm going to have to go with Carrie Underwood. Every time I hear her sing or every time I see her face my heart skips a beat."

If you could be any actor who would it be and what movie would you be in?

"I'd want to be in The Expendables." [He forgot actor's name, nor did I help]

Now that you are pretty big time and widely recognized, how different is it walking around campus?

"Yeah, I get noticed every once in a while. I mean they will see me in some football shorts or shirt. They might ask, what my number is, what position I play, and they go oh wait you're Chris Coyle? It's always nice to have a nice conversation with them."

Who or what are you going to be for Halloween?

"For Halloween I'm going to be Elf. Yeah, I'm going to be Will Farrell from Elf. So I got some yellow tights and I got a nice little elf shirt."

When was your first kiss?

"Ooh, I think I was 15, I was a late bloomer but I remember it was right outside my front door."

What professional sport teams do you root for?

"Over time I became a fan of the 49ers because I went to school with Joe Montana's son. I hung out with their family. Vernon Davis like I said, and also Kyle Williams just cause I played with him. I really like watching them on TV."

Lastly, what was the main reason why you decided to attend ASU?

"When I first came here, it was such a beautiful campus, such a great environment. I knew it was going to be a little bit sunny but I way rather it be sunny and hot than cold somewhere. So its been a great experience out here and have no regrets at all."

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