August 16, 2011

Getting to know: David Deans

GREELEY, Colo. – As the Northern Colorado football team inches closer and closer to the season opener on Sept. 3 against Lindenwood, the practices continue to build in intensity.

To celebrate the quickly approaching 2011 season, each practice prior to school starting will be highlighting a different senior on the roster. Each senior will be asked a series of questions and then those same questions will be asked to a roommate or friend on the team, as well as another player of the same position to test how well they know each other.

Senior running back David Deans is hoping his final year, and first on the field for the Bears, is something special. Deans, who hails from Natchitoches, La., started his career at Western State in 2007 and redshirted. He then transferred to Northern Colorado, but did not play football for two years. In 2010 he got the itch and returned to the gridiron, but was unable to play. sat down with quarterback Dylan Orms and fellow running back John Burnley to see how well they know Deans off the field.

John Burnley

David Deans

Dylan Orms

Double D’s or Helium

My nickname is: Double D’s

Double D’s


I can’t believe I watch: Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore

An elephant because he is really big with a squeaky voice

The animal I resemble is: a rabid Wolverine… it just sounds dope.

A gorilla, because he is big

Daunte Forrest

My sports hero is: Dwyane Wade

Terrell Davis


I can’t stop listening to: Eminem

Lil’ Wayne

Home to see his son

If I could go anywhere, it would be: Las Vegas


Lift weights

I’m dying to: go to Vegas

Win some games

Tim Tebow

The most overrated NFL player is: Kyle Orton

Tim Tebow

As a bodybuilding champion

In 10 years I see myself: as a personal trainer and body builder

Helping people

Lift weights

Favorite off day thing to do: play Call of Duty



My favorite food is: Chick-fil-A


His son

I’ve been away for a while, but I still miss this most about home: my son

His son

Muscle head

Two words teammates use to describe me are: on steroids (just kidding!)

Very deep

The Replacements

My favorite sports movie is: Above the Rim

Remember the Titans

Men’s basketball

My favorite Bears team other than football is: men’s basketball


For the second-straight night, a teammate correctly matched 6-of-15 answers to tie for the season-high as Burnley seems to know Deans a little better. Orms guessed four right. Stay tuned tomorrow to see how well the 2011 Bears team knows each other.