Off the field with linebacker Elijah Lee

Sophomore linebacker Elijah Lee points up during the football game between K-State and Texas Christian University on Oct. 10, 2015 in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. (File Photo by George Walker | The Collegian)

We caught up with sophomore linebacker Elijah Lee as both he and the K-State football team prep for their tall task versus No. 2 Baylor. The Blue Springs, Missouri product leads the team in tackles with 39 so far this season. Lee also leads the team in interceptions with two on the season.

What was the last movie you watched?

Last movie I watched was “The Blind Side,” ’cause it’s always on TV. Whenever you see “The Blind Side,” it’s one of those movies that catches your eye because it’s about one of those guys that doesn’t have much and a family takes him in and he becomes this big-time guy.

If you could live in any historical time, what would it be and why?

Just because the style of my hair is a flat top before I cut it, I’d probably say the ’80s and the ’90s just to go back because I have that type of style with them.

What was it about K-State specifically that made you want to come here?

I feel like through the process there were some schools that were honest, but they were also far away. You know, I’m a family guy and you can’t beat two hours to get back home. And I’m even in a different state. So it’s kind of a good distance and enough distance to get away from your family.

Was there a player, whether in the NFL or college, that you looked up to growing up?

Probably have to say Von Miller or Aldon Smith before he started getting into all of the trouble. ‘Cause, you know, he’s from the same area that I’m from, and he went to Mizzou and then he went on to the 49ers before he started to go off the wrong end.

What are you listening to right now?

Probably “Hotline Bling” by Drake, “March Madness” by Future. Those are pretty much the two songs I have on repeat.

What do you want to show people on Thursday?

This season is not dead and there’s still more to fight for. I hope people haven’t given up on us yet. We still have five games left. Going out Thursday is just a milestone that we want to set to move on from this losing streak.

Tim Everson was born in Wichita, KS in 1994. Before fifth grade he moved up to Manhattan for one year before settling in Riley, KS where he graduated from Riley County High School in 2012. Tim has worked for the Collegian since spring of 2014 and took over as Sports Editor during the summer of 2015. Tim loves sports, music, movies and good food when he can get it.