Albert Okwuegbunam rushes up the field

Missouri tight end Albert Okwuegbunam rushes up the field after catching a pass during the second half of the Tigers' Sept. 2 game against Missouri State on Faurot Field.

The Missourian got to know redshirt freshman tight end Albert Okwuegbunam — from Springfield, Illinois — in this week’s edition of “Fast Five.”

What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on and why?

“The best vacation I’ve ever been to was summer going into seventh grade; I went to Destin, Florida, and it was just the best vacation. I really enjoyed the beach, and I went deep-sea fishing for the first time. Now, I really love deep-sea fishing.”

What’s your best Missouri football memory?

“Best Missouri football memory. ... Probably my first fall camp and just adjusting to all the work and stress it was on my body and just the whole experience.”

What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve done on a football field?

“Most embarrassing thing was when I sprained my own knee when I was going for a block (during 2017 spring practice) and I completely missed the dude, overextended and completely hyperextended my own knee.”

What’s your dream touchdown?

“My dream touchdown is breaking a long one and outrunning all the DBs. That would — will — be the best.”

What’s the craziest way someone has ever said your last name?

“They pronounced every single letter individually. I also hate it when people pronounce the ‘G,’ because it’s silent, and people always do it. It can be pronounced two ways: ‘Ohk-way-ben-nam’ and ‘Ohk-oo-ay-ben-am.’”

Supervising editor is Pete Bland.

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