June 23, 2011
Name: John Michael Nurthen
Hometown: Phoenixville, Pa.
Favorite Meal: Anything cooked by my mother or grandmother
Favorite Team Growing Up: Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite Player Growing Up: Mike Alstott
You would be surprised to know that I: am an accomplished salsa dancer and I did musicals in high school
To relax I like to: Play guitar and listen to music
Right now my service selection would be: Marine Ground or Navy Intelligence
What has surprised me the most about the Academy is: The friends I’ve made
After my military commitment I hope to be: Happy. That’s it
If I could eat dinner with anybody in history it would be: My grandfather
My favorite Coach Niumatalolo saying is: “dang nabbit!”
If I could be anybody in history it would be: Leonitus, because you don’t mess with Leonitus
In high school I dreamed of being: The lead singer in a hair metal band…and I still have the dream.
If I could trade places with one of my teammates it would be: Kriss Proctor, because why cant I play quarterback, huh?
If I could be a coach for a day I would: Get my hands on as much cool Navy gear that I could. They get the coolest stuff
When my parents are in town I like to: Spend as much time with them as possible, not wasting a minute.
On my Ipod is: Def Leppard (the greatest band ever)
My favorite summer vacation was: Last summer when I went to California for the first time.
My favorite meal in King Hall is: Cheeseburgers
My first thought when I stepped on the Yard at the Naval Academy for the first time was: Hey this isn’t Princeton…oh lord