Meet Keo Camat

June 2, 2009

Keo Camat claims he is just a regular guy that likes to go out, have fun and play football. What most people don’t know about this self-proclaimed “teddy bear” is when he isn’t hitting guys on the football field he is hitting the strings on his Spencer guitar.


Who is the coolest person on the team?


Probably Keaton (Kristick). I think it is because of his gaming abilities; his video game abilities. I feel like he spends most of his time playing them, but he is just a cool guy to hang out with and to be around.


If you weren’t playing football, what sport would you be playing?


Probably basketball, something simple. That’s the next season of sports; you have football and then basketball.


Who are you in a nutshell?


Just a regular guy who likes to have fun, play football and going through life. I am nothing special, just a regular guy.


What is the most important thing every linebacker should know?


Bending your knees.  Not even kidding. That is what (linebacker coach, Greg) Newhouse always tells us.


What is something most people don’t know about you?


That I am a teddy bear. I play football, but I am just a really big teddy bear.


Favorite team to play against in the Pac-10…


Obviously U of O. It’s our rival. Either them or USC.


You won the state championship in both football and basketball, what were the emotions going through your head?


I really can’t explain it. With basketball I was kind of a youngin’, not young but I was a junior, and that was great winning my first State Championship. With football, it was my senior year and I had to go out with a bang. I always dreamed of winning some type of huge state or national title and it happened twice in high school. I can’t really explain it.


What do you enjoy outside of football?


Playing my guitar. I play anything and everything; anything that I can play on an acoustic. I don’t play anything too difficult because I’m not that good, but I like to think that I am. I just like playing. It’s really relaxing and it calms me down when I’m having a rough day. I play a Spencer. It’s really old, I got it in high school, but it has done well to me, so I am going to keep it and just keep playing as much as I can.


What is a talent you would most like to have?


Flying because you can fly really fast so then you don’t have to be able to run fast. When you fly, no one can touch you except for maybe an airplane, but that’s about it. I have thought of that on multiple occasions.


What are you looking forward to with this next season?


Just getting on the field and watching us grow and develop as a team and seeing how well we do. We have some young guys, but we are all working hard and we know what we can do; I just want to see it happen. We know where we want to go, and now we just have to get there.


With spring practice over, what did you guys learn that will help carry over into the fall?


I think things went really well. We had some spots we had to fill, obviously, defensively and offensively with the wide receivers and lineman, but we did really well. Guys were competing and guys were getting better everyday whether it was out here practicing or in the weight room. We all worked really hard. I think that is going to help us when we go into the summer and when it comes to the season it is time to put on the pads and go.


Any favorite football movies?


“Gridiron Gang” with The Rock.


One last thing you want to say to the fans…


Come and watch; it will be fun.





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