A to Z with Nick Tuttle


Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 12:04 a.m.

SCHOOL: Columbia

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Tigers senior center midfielder Nick Tuttle.

Matt Stamey/Staff Photographer

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Center midfield

JERSEY NUMBER: 17

HEIGHT: 5-foot-11

WEIGHT: 160 pounds

A rea soccer player I would pay to watch play: T.J. Atchison of Buchholz. I just like how he plays and how he demands and controls the ball and he is very good with the ball.

B est movie I've ever seen?: “The Dark Knight.” The storyline could actually happen.

C ameron and Cooper Hall are identical twins on my team, the biggest difference between them is...: the position they play. Cameron is our goalkeeper and Cooper is a forward and a midfielder. Sometimes their hair is different, but they are very close and do a lot of the same things.

D avid Beckham is...: good at free kicks.

E SPN's best program?: “Around The Horn.” I like the information and the competition of the show.

F avorite thing about living in Lake City?: Just knowing so many people, but it is kind of boring. There is nothing really to do but bowling, the movies and hanging out at a restaurant.

G oing for a second straight regional playoff appearance this season and the school's first-ever district championship next week will be...: tough.

H eather Mitts or Abby Wambach, who is your favorite former Gators soccer player?: Abby Wambach because of what she has done with the U.S. National team.

I nteresting thing about me away from soccer: I am pretty good at golf. I played on the Columbia golf team as a freshman, but I stopped playing to concentrate on soccer.

J ust ask me, I can tell you all about...: Orlando Magic basketball. They are my favorite team and I love to watch them play. I like Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick.

K ick or a header for a goal?: Kick. More power and precision is involved, a header is kind of hit and miss sometimes for me.

L east favorite Columbia soccer moment: Losing to Suwannee twice this season.

M y response to people who dislike soccer or say it is boring to watch is...: have they really watched it? It's the world's number-one sport for a reason.

N ew year's resolution?: To stay more focused in school and not get senioritis.

O ne person in my life who inspires me most: My dad, Mark Tuttle because of how hard he works. He'll do anything to support me.

P otential college major: Physical Therapy.

Q uiet time activity: Fishing. I like being outdoors.

R eading newspapers or browsing the Internet to get my high school sports information?: Reading newspapers. They are readily availability at school, I usually pick up one in class and read it in my free time.

S occer player I grew up watching and wanted to be like: David Beckham because of how good his passes are and how precise he is with his free kicks.

T he best piece of advice coach Trevor Tyler has given me: “To keep fighting even if you are down, keep your head up.”

U niversities or colleges considering: University of Central Florida, Florida State and the University of North Florida (as a student).

V acation spot I love: My grandparents, Marilyn and Bob Tuttle's house in Brevard, N.C. They live on a lake; and Panama City Beach.

W hat teams do I want to see play in Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6 and who wins?: The Steelers and the Bears. The Steelers will win because they don't do anything flashy, they're straight forward and their defense is real solid.

X box, PlayStation or Wii?: PlayStation 3. I like all of the Call of Duty games and FIFA.

Y ear I was born: 1993.

Z oo animal I like most: Tiger, because it is our mascot.

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