You came just short of reaching the end zone against Florida Atlantic on your interception, but you made sure you made it this time.
[laughing] "Everybody gave me a tough time all week about not scoring, so I had to make it up this week. I love this football team. This team has a good personality and great football players. I couldn't have asked for more."
Even as a true freshman, you seem to have the ability to get involved quite a bit and bring even more energy to the team while in the game. What keeps your motor running?
"The desire to win. I hate to lose. It doesn't matter if it's chess, video games or football, I hate to lose. It's my desire to win that keeps me going."
Heyman's fumble return for a
touchdown gave UofL a comfortable
"Not really. I'll do whatever I need to do. I really don't mind playing both. I'll play wherever they need me if it helps the team."
How has Elvis Dumervil helped you since coming to U of L?
"We have a chemistry. He calls me 'Little Cool' - he's kind of like my mentor, like a big brother. He has taken me under his wing and he's showing the ropes of college football and what I need to do to succeed. He's a great football player and a wonderful person. I appreaciate him."
What does this type of defensive performance do for the confidence of the team?
"It's a huge moral boost. It's going to do wonders for us going into the West Virginia game. This will help us a whole lot. West Virginia is a good football team and this game will help us be ready. It's an away game and an important game, so we need to practice hard and I think we will come out and perform well."
NOTE: Heyman has seen his time on the field increase with each passing week. After not seeing action in the season-opening win over Kentucky, the Lousiville Ballard High School product has recorded 7 tackles, including two for a loss and a sack on the season. He has also totaled an interception, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown.