Nathan Enderle Interview  

Updated - 8-15-10

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov:  What are your measurements (height, weight and forty time)?  


Nathan Enderle:  6’4” with some change, 235 right now, I haven’t run the forty since high school. 


Alex Khvatov:  Coming out of high school, what programs showed interest in you? 


Nathan Enderle:  Basically a little bit of interest from Big 12 schools, but not a lot.  Idaho showed the most interest and was the only school to offer me a scholarship.  


Alex Khvatov:  Why did you choose Idaho?


Nathan Enderle:  I liked the coaching staff and the QB’s coach.  They had good energy.  I liked the location.  It was far away from home, so I had an opportunity to grow up faster.  It was still a small town, so it wasn’t a big change for me.


Alex Khvatov:
  Describe your junior campaign to us. 


Nathan Enderle:  It was just a lot of hard work.  I was throwing better that season.  We came together as a team.  I knew the route concepts of the receivers and I was making better reads. 


Alex Khvatov:  What are your expectations for this upcoming senior season?


Nathan Enderle:  I am working towards the best senior season possible.  I just think that I want to put us in the situation to win and make good decisions with the football.  


Alex Khvatov:  What will be your toughest game this year?


Nathan Enderle:  We will take it one game at a time.  We can’t overlook anybody.  Nebraska will be a tough game.  They are very talented.  The WAC is also returning a lot of talent.


Alex Khvatov:  What is the highlight of your career up to this point?


Nathan Enderle:  The Bowl game was all fun and good.  But the Louisiana Tech game last year where we fought back was memorable.  It sealed the deal for us.  It was a game that propelled us into the Bowl game.  It was a huge thing for the program.   


Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths on the football field?


Nathan Enderle:  I am smart.  I understand the game of football more now.  I do a lot of the play calling at the line of scrimmage.  I understand protection and where people have to be.     


Alex Khvatov:  What areas of your game do you need to improve upon?


Nathan Enderle:  Minimize mental mistakes.  I need to cut down on the interceptions.  Any QB  can tell you the same thing.  


Alex Khvatov:  What does it take to be a leader?


Nathan Enderle:  I think that you have to be consistent.  You need to execute and have a positive attitude every day.  Everyone will have tough days.  You have to work through it.  It is the biggest key for a leader.  You need to go out there day in and day out and perform. 


Alex Khvatov:  Which underclassmen on your team should we keep an eye on in the future?


Nathan Enderle:  I think our two tackles have a chance to extend their careers.  Tyrone Novikoff and Matt Cleveland, they are both juniors. 


Alex Khvatov:  Who is your favorite NFL player? 


Nathan Enderle:  I like QB’s that go out there with a swagger.  Drew Brees has been good, and I was happy that he won the Super Bowl last year.  I have been a Brett Favre fan since I have been little.  He is a gunslinger.  


Alex Khvatov:  What is your favorite NFL team?  


Nathan Enderle:  Not really.  I have always been a Huskers’ fan since I grew up in Nebraska.  Our state doesn’t have a pro team.    


Alex Khvatov:  What is the one thing in your daily life that you can’t live without?  


Nathan Enderle:  Cooking.  I like food and I like eating healthy.  Cooking is a good way to waste some time.


Alex Khvatov:  What makes you unique?


Nathan Enderle:  I don’t know.  I am a unique character.  You have to get to know me.  I am goofy and nerdy.  I like to read and watch Disney movies.  


Alex Khvatov:  If you could have dinner with anyone out there, who would it be and why?  


Nathan Enderle:  Jim Carrey.  I like his movies.  He is a funny cat.  He makes me laugh.  


Alex Khvatov:  What are your hobbies?  


Nathan Enderle:  Cooking.  I am an art major, so I like to do creative stuff like draw.  I like to play Nintendo 64.  I am old school. 


Alex Khvatov:  What is the biggest lesson that you have learned in life?


Nathan Enderle:  The biggest lesson that I have learned is that you can’t worry about what they say about you outside the program.  It is easy to get caught up in that.  People will talk about you and say bad stuff, but I have learned to brush things off.


Alex Khvatov:  What do you want to do with your life after your football career is over? 


Nathan Enderle:  I want a nice house and a nice kitchen.  I don’t care what I drive.  I want to have a good wife. 


Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Nathan Enderle is….


Nathan Enderle:  A hard worker.  I grew up in Nebraska.  I have all of the Midwestern values.  I am honest and upfront.  I tell it how it is, and people respect that.