In the Huddle with... Shawn Early

In the Huddle is counting down the days to kickoff against Texas in the season opener on Sept. 4!  With 4 days remaining we have begun a new feature called "In the Huddle" where you can get the inside story on your favorite North Texas football player.  Each day leading up to the season-opener a different Mean Green football player will be highlighted on  We're not talking X's and O's with your favorite players, we're getting the scoop on their personal life and what they really think of their teammates!  Come back each day for insightful information like what is Adrian Awasom's guilty pleasure... or who does Andy Brewster consider to be the worst dressed teammate!  Today's spotlight is on...   


Shawn Early  Linebacker  6-0  215

 Junior Jacksonville, FL


First Job   I worked at a Caribbean Restaurant as a cook


Biggest phobia   Flies. When I was 8 years old one flew in my ear and my brother told me that is was going to lay eggs in my brain


CD on Repeat   Tupac All Eyes on Me


Guilty Pleasure   Food in general. I eat too much


Must See TV   ESPN Sports Center


Who would you take in a cross country trip   Markeith Knowlton... he would help time go by with all his talking


Breakfast of champions   Rice Crispy Treats


If you didn’t have practice then where would you be   Sleeping


Favorite or Underdog   Underdog. It makes you feel like you have more to prove


Any other position   Quarterback


Who would play you in a movie    Tupac... if he was still alive then he would play me


What super power would you want   All the powers Superman has


Pre-game rituals   Pray and look over all the things I have done for the week in preparation for the game


Game Day at UNT   It is really exciting to see all the students come together to support us.


How does your coach motivate you   Coach Evans puts a lot of pressure on me. Coach Dickey motivates me by letting me be me


Check back tomorrow when you can get an inside look at what Brad Kadlubar does before game day. To catch Shawn Early, Brad Kadlubar and the rest of the Mean Green in action against Texas on Sept. 4 call the North Texas ticket office at 800-UNT-2366!

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