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Up Close with Juergens Twins

Mitchell Juergen's TD catch at Boise State. (Photo by BYU Photo)

Reprinted from football Gameday program guide, November 19, 2016

MITCHELL'S NICKNAME: Juergs
GARRETT'S NICKNAME: G

MITCHELL'S FAVORITE CEREAL: Fruity Pebbles
GARRETT'S FAVORITE CEREAL: Honey Combs

MITCHELL'S FAVORITE KALANI SITAKE QUOTE: “Man I love you guys!”
GARRETT'S FAVORITE KALANI SITAKE QUOTE: “The team doesn’t need you, you need the team.”

WHY MITCHELL CHOSE TO PLAY FOOTBALL OVER OTHER SPORTS: It would be the sport I regretted most if I stopped playing.
WHY GARRETT CHOSE TO PLAY FOOTBALL OVER OTHER SPORTS: II always had a dream to play in LaVell Edwards Stadium.

BEFORE A FOOTBALL GAME, MITCHELL: sleeps!
BEFORE A FOOTBALL GAME, GARRETT: stretches, drinks a lot of water, and visualize myself making plays.

HOW DID MITCHELL SPEND THE OFF-SEASON: Training, working and got married :)
HOW DID GARRETT SPEND THE OFF-SEASON: Working out with the team and interning at Zions Bank.

WHO IS THE BEST PLAYER MITCHELL EVER FACED: I played against Andrew Luck in H.S. as a DB in 7-on-7 tournament in Texas.
WHO IS THE BEST PLAYER GARRETT EVER FACED: Andrew Luck in high school.

IF MITCHELL COULD PLAY ANOTHER POSITION, IT WOULD BE: Quarterback.
IF GARRETT COULD PLAY ANOTHER POSITION, IT WOULD BE: Quarterback.

WHAT MITCHELL WANTS TO BE DOING 20 YEARS FROM NOW: Living happily with my wife and kids.
WHAT GARRETT WANTS TO BE DOING 20 YEARS FROM NOW: Raising and supporting a big, happy family.

IF MITCHELL HAD TO GIVE UP ALL MY POSSESSIONS EXCEPT ONE, THE ONE THINK I WOULD KEEP WOULD BE: My golf clubs because I could never replace them.

IF GARRETT HAD TO GIVE UP ALL MY POSSESSIONS EXCEPT ONE, THE ONE THINK I WOULD KEEP WOULD BE: My toothbrush, because I love my toothbrush.

IF MITCHELL WERE ON “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE,” THE PERSON I’D CALL FOR MY LIFELINE IS: My brother Tyler because he knows everything.

IF GARRETT WERE ON “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE,” THE PERSON I’D CALL FOR MY LIFELINE IS: Taysom Hill, because I’m sure that he would know the answer.

HOW DID MITCHELL SELECT HIS JERSEY NUMBER: It was given to me, Mick selected it.
HOW DID GARRETT SELECT HIS JERSEY NUMBER: It was given to me and I’ve kept it ever since.

ONE PLACE MITCHELL WANTS TO VISIT: Tahiti
ONE PLACE GARRETT WANTS TO VISIT: Virgin Islands with my wife.

BEST BOOK THEY'VE READ: The Book of Mormon

MITCHELL'S ADVICE TO YOUNGSTERS: Always have your priorities in order: 1-faith, 2- family, 3-education and then work your hardest in all you do.
GARRETT'S ADVICE TO YOUNGSTERS: Choose the right.

PEOPLE SAY MITCHELL LOOKS LIKE: Garrett or a young Jim McMahon
PEOPLE SAY GARRETT LOOKS LIKE: Mitchell

ON GAME DAY MITCHELL'S FRIENDS AND RELATIVES: can’t wait for kickoff!
ON GAME DAY GARRETT'S FRIENDS AND RELATIVES: bleed blue! I couldn’t be more grateful for the support of my wife, family and friends. I love you all!

MITCHELL'S MOST MEMORABLE ATHLETIC MOMENT: Being at Memorial Stadium for the Nebraska victory.
GARRETT'S MOST MEMORABLE ATHLETIC MOMENT: Playing in my first BYU game. It was a dream come true.

3 PEOPLE MITCHELL WOULD INVITE TO DINNER: Ross Geller, Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani.
3 PEOPLE GARRETT WOULD INVITE TO DINNER: Michael Scott, Phil Dunphy and Ellen Degeneres.

ONE RULE MITCHELL WOULD CHANGE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS: Extend time on the game clock, games are too short.
ONE RULE GARRETT WOULD CHANGE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS: Allow dark visors.

MITCHELL'S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE:  3 Nephi 5:13
GARRETT'S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE:  3 Nephi 27:27

IF MITCHELL WERE HOSTING A RECRUIT ON A VISIT TO PROVO, THE MOST IMPRESSIVE THING HE'D HAVE TO SHOW THEM IS: LaVell Edwards Stadium with its amazing backdrop.

IF GARRETT WERE HOSTING A RECRUIT ON A VISIT TO PROVO, THE MOST IMPRESSIVE THING HE'D HAVE TO SHOW THEM IS:  The view from the mountains.

WHAT MITCHELL WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETIME IN HIS LIFE: Travel to every continent with my wife.
WHAT GARRETT WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETIME IN HIS LIFE: Watch the Houston Astros play in every MLB park.

OUR FAVORITE PROFESSOR/CLASS: Marriage & Family with BYU Vice President Richardson.

WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON MITCHELL'S FOOTBALL CAREER: Garrett, my twin, because he always pushed me to be better.
WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON GARRETT'S FOOTBALL CAREER: My father. He always believed in me and supported me and continues to do so today.

 

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