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CF.C: Which of your teammates do you think would make the best President of the U.S.?
Husain: Wow, that's a tough question. I would say (junior safety) Christian Bass because he's really into political science and the history of not only the U.S. but he knows about all the other countries and what's going on. So I would choose Bass. He is always trying to create his own governments and stuff, so yeah, I would give it to him.
CF.C: Who on the Cougars do you think could win "American Idol"?
Husain: Kevin McCall (junior running back), easy -- hands down. He's a singer, dancer, music producer, he does it all.
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Husain: In my first game, my freshman year against New Mexico, I was a (special teams) gunner and I was running down the field and just tripped. It was just me and the dude and I just tripped and fell flat on my face.
If you had to place a bet, who would you put your money on in a 40-yard dash, (junior running back) Derrell Hutsona or (junior receiver) Charles Dillon?
Husain: I would say Charles because he's a young guy and I would just want to see him win.
Is there another Cougar you would bet on to beat either one of them?
Husain: Brian Williams (junior cornerback). I think he is the fastest person on the team.
If you had a parrot and could teach it to say any word or short phrase, what would it be?
Husain: Go Cougs!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hayden Eller, 13, is an eighth grader in Chelan, Wash., where he plays quarterback and safety for the fightin' Pirates of Chelan Middle School. His addiction to crimson and gray started four years ago when he attended his first game at Martin Stadium, a Cougar win over Idaho. His father, Jeff, is a 1985 WSU graduate. Hayden has named his dog Butch, and currently is working to turn his little brother and mom into avid Coug fans.
HAMZA, LEFT, AND HUSAIN ABDULLAH AT SPRING PRACTICE 2004.