Dynamic Dixie State Duo

Scott Fisher is an intimidating player, standing at 6-foot-7 and weighing in at 320 pounds and yet his brother Paul is an even more daunting opponent. Paul is the same height as his brothers, but adds 10 more pounds to his frame.

 

The offensive linemen come to Iowa State after spending two seasons at Dixie State, initially the duo went to Brigham Young University and redshirted in 2002 after completing a mission to Chile.

 

They said their mission trip was a great learning experience, which also familiarized them to the whole college experience. It gave the two a chance to get away from home and experience a different culture.

 

Paul went on to play offensive tackle in all 12 games in 2003, earning a letter at BYU.

 

Both were first-team all-Western States Football League as sophomores at Dixie State. Paul was ranked 11th and Scott was close behind at 12th on collegefootballnews.com's JUCO offensive linemen list and the two were among the top 80 JUCOs nationally.

 

In the end their college decision came down to Iowa State or Wisconsin.

 

"I want to play as much as I can and get better each day," Scott said.

 

"I definitely want to play and that's why I came to this school," Paul added.

 

Scott was able to join the Cyclones in the spring, while Paul didn't arrive in Ames until the middle of May.

 

"Spring practice was all right," Scott said. "I got here a week before the spring game, so I didn't get to participate but overall it was good. I learned the offense."

 

With the help of Iowa State's summer conditioning program, Paul wasn't much behind his brother in adapting to the Cyclones.

 

"[The summer conditioning] program got me a lot better than I was in conditioning and strength wise," Paul said.

 

Both of the brothers try to lead by example and each do a good job of balancing everything going on in their life – each of them are married.

 

Scott's wife, Becky, is expecting their first child in late December; he joked with his luck the child will probably be born during the bowl game.

 

Paul and his wife, Kaelya, just celebrated their second anniversary at the beginning of August.

 

On their college visit to Iowa State they were hosted by Kory Pence, a fellow offensive lineman who also balances his family, school and football.

 

The three have made a connection and still get together whenever they have time for BBQ's.

 

Also joining the brothers from Dixie State is H-back Walter Nickel.


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