"Up Close" with Rob Housler
Rob Housler enters the 2010 football season as one of Florida Atlantic's most experienced players on the offensive side of the ball. Having played in 37 career games for the Owls, Housler has caught 37 passes for 599 yards and four touchdowns as a tight end. Using a redshirt last season to become one of the focal points in the 2010 Owls' offense, Housler will start at tight end this year with big expectations - as FAU's tight ends had a combined 89 receptions for 1,167 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
Having the best game of his career in a 40-29 win over Louisiana-Lafayette in 2008, Housler managed two touchdown receptions on 65 yards of receiving. Known for his athletic ability, he has lined up as the scout team quarterback during weeks when the opposing team’s quarterback was fast and mobile.
Born in El Paso, TX, Housler is the son of former UTEP tight end Robert Housler. One of the few players on the team’s roster from the Lonestar State, he was a two sport athlete at Judson High School in Converse, TX. Competing in track and football, Housler had eight touchdowns his senior year.
Housler recently sat down with us for “Up Close”.
What is your favorite food?
“A hot dog from a ballpark.”
What is your pet peeve?
“Repetition. I don’t like repeating myself or people repeating their mistakes.”
Who is your current off the field role model?
“I always have looked up to Tony Rodriguez, but I also like Jim Carrey as well.”
What are you most proud of?
“Well right now it’s no question, my son. He’s three months old and named Jackie.”
What is your major?
“Economics. I want to help businesses save money. ”
What is your Faith?
“I am Catholic.”
Line of scrimmage
What aspect of your game do you feel is your strength?
“Knowledge of the game, and speed.”
What aspect of your game do you feel is your weakness?
“Consistency. Just being consistent in everything I do, and just being better overall.”
Down the field
Besides football, what brought you to FAU?
“South Florida. I’m from Texas so it’s a different world. It’s nice out here, I have gotten use to it, and have grown to love it out here.”
What are your goals for the upcoming season?
“First and foremost, team goals. I Just want to win the Sun Belt.”
What game are you looking forward to the most next season?
“Texas, because it’s in my home state and I have an opportunity to play in front of my family. And the Troy game because it’s our most competitive rival, and it’s a home game for us this year.”
What do you want FAU fans to know about you personally?
“I like to eat.”
Coming up, our next player took over a starting role after the first game of last season, and went on to help one of the top units in the Sun Belt Conference.
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