Welcome to the latest installation of "Around 20 Questions," a semi-regular fixture on Insights. Three of these appear each week with the schedule being Mondays -- non-revenue athletes/coaches; Wednesday -- an athletic alumni/former coach; Thursday -- football/men's basketball/women's basketball player or coach. If there is anyone you want us to talk to or any tips on who inside the wacky Notre Dame world might be a good, pithy interview subject, drop an e-mail to email@example.com. Asaph Schwapp is Notre Dame's starting fullback and strongest player.
Irish Insights: What do you do when you're not playing ball? Asaph Schwapp: "I like to relax and listen to music."
II: What are you listening to?
AS: "A variety, a wide array of music. Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, a rapper named A Z, CCR sometimes and Red Hot Chili Peppers."
II: That's completely all over the map.
AS: "Yeah. I like music, man."
II: Is that a future for you?
AS: "Nah. I just like listening to music. I don't sing or rap, nothing like that."
II: You have another year left, but where do you see your future?
AS: "I don't think about it too much. It's a scary thought, man. I'm not too sure, not too sure."
II: Four people to have dinner with, dead or alive?
AS: "I'd have to go with my mother (Evelyn, who died when Asaph was a child). I'd want my brother there, so he could enjoy my mother's presence. That's two right there. Martin Luther King Jr. would be one. It's a tough question. I'd go Malcolm X."
II: Are you big into black history?
AS: "You have to know the history of where you came from in order to go forward in life, so somewhat, yeah."
II: What's your best moment on the football field?
AS: "My best moment? Ever? It'd have to be my freshman year when we won against Stanford to go to a BCS bowl. That was a fun time. I don't know, man. It was a good feeling I haven't had in a while. A real good feeling."
II: Most embarrassing moment?
AS: "Michigan State, freshman year. It was pretty embarrassing."
II: I remember that game (Schwapp fumbled a couple of times, including once near the goal line). Do you still think about it?
AS: "Not really. Not really. Not too much. It used to haunt me a little bit, but I don't think about it too much anymore."
II: Would you used to have nightmares? Wake up in cold sweats?
AS: "Nah, nah. Just, I would get nervous sometimes carrying the ball, thinking about stuff like that. I learned not to do that anymore and it helped me a lot."
II: I know we went through the music thing already, but is it only those five on your iPod?
AS: "There's a bunch of stuff on there, man. A bunch of stuff. Basically everything except for country."
II: Why no country? Is it a northeast thing?
AS: "I guess it would be a northeast thing. I like classic rock, like AC/DC, Guns-N-Roses. I like rap and hip-hop and R&B and I love reggae. I'm half Jamaican so I love to listen to Bob Marley and the Wailers."
II: Do you get to Jamaica often?
AS: "I've never been but I was raised in an environment that was just dominated by Jamaicans."
II: Any pre-game superstitions?
AS: "No, not usually. I pretty much go through the same routine, just relax and listen to music. I don't have any superstitions, no."
II: I know you said the future is a scary thought, but do you have any clue?
AS: "Well, before this year I was thinking maybe about doing investment banking. I am a finance major but I wouldn't mind doing like private wealth management or something like that. It'd be fun."
II: You mentioned investment banking. What are classes like right now with what's going on in the economy?
AS: "Finance classes are tough. We're still going over the basic curriculum right now but we're learning about that, too. I haven't had a lot of time to pay attention about that with football and classes going on. But I still know what's going on."
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