Since signing Jason Phillips, I remembered reading his name in this article years ago. I loved the anecdote mentioned here:
"A three-time All-Mountain West Conference selection, the 234-pound Phillips, a former high school QB, has a squat of 710 pounds, a power clean of 410 pounds and a bench press of 450 pounds. Coaches love the guy's toughness, which was shown in a recent team poster he posed in. According to a school publicist, the shot was to capture football in its essence. The photographer said the only thing missing from the intensity of Phillips' face was a little blood. Phillips said, "No problem." He grabbed a small knife from the training room and nicked a scab on top of his nose to provide the blood needed for the shot."