By Jeff Lund
SAUL LOEB/Arizona Daily Wildcat
Senior quarterback Jason Johnson is this week's Athlete of the Week after having a career day in a losing effort to Washington last weekend.
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday October 16, 2002
Name: Jason Johnson
Major: business management
Why he won: Johnson threw for an Arizona record 443 yards and three touchdowns in Arizona's 32-28 loss at Washington. Johnson completed 29 of 41 passes and had one interception. Johnson is third in the Pac-10 in passing yards and 10th in the country.
Wildcat: What are your thoughts on your record setting performance?
Johnson: Last week was a special week playing in front of my hometown, and I just had some great receivers that made some plays.
Wildcat: What about Pac-10 player of the year, have you given it any thought?
Johnson: I don't really worry about personal accolades. I am just thinking about having a good season and going to a bowl game.
Wildcat: So you don't save any of your newspaper clippings?
Johnson: My parents do.
Wildcat: What is your favorite TV commercial?
Johnson: It would have to be the ESPN SportsCenter commercials.
Wildcat: What music is in your car right now?
Johnson: The top stuff I am listening to are all burned CDs.
Wildcat: So you're an internet music pirater?
Johnson: Uh, no, lets keep that on the down low, or download.
Wildcat: Bobby Wade said last week that he is pro-black. So, are you pro-white?
Johnson: I'm pro-Bobby Wade.
Wildcat: If you could pass to any receiver past or present who would it be?
Johnson: Jerry Rice.
Wildcat: What do you say in the huddle after a sack?
Johnson: I try and stay positive and say "you can do it, all I need is a little time."
Wildcat: Have you ever fallen asleep in class?
Johnson: Never, that's what the crossword puzzle is for.
Wildcat: Who is going to win the World Series?
Wildcat: Do you ever watch the "Crocodile Hunter"?
Johnson: Steve Irwin is the man. Steve Irwin would make a great fullback.
Wildcat: What is going to be your Halloween costume?
Johnson: A Big Mac
Wildcat: What is your favorite candy?
Johnson: Tootsie Roll
Johnson: Tecmo Bowl.
Wildcat: Blue Book.
Johnson: Uh · too much comes to mind.
Wildcat: Panda Express.
Johnson: Home state.
Johnson: (silence)·. No comment.
Johnson: Savor every moment.