At the ripe age of three, I was a huge Toy Story fan.
Before my days of dreaming of being UNC's next star point guard, I was a fan of the undisputed coolest character in the Toy Story universe — Buzz Lightyear. I played with my Buzz action figure ad nauseam ("turn me over" — only real ones will get this reference), and even took it so far as to pretend to be him.
One fateful afternoon, I convinced myself I could also fly "to infinity and beyond." I took a couple big leaps on my launchpad (couch) and took off. An all-too-short flight ended with a crash landing into the coffee table and staples in my head. If you have the good fortune to see me today, you'll still see the scar from that incident smack dab in the middle of my forehead.
I'm not the only UNC junior with good Buzz Lightyear stories. Jack Skahan, a forward for UNC soccer, is another Buzz lover. He also happens to have scored five goals in the last three games. Read about how Skahan transitioned from fun-loving kid to soccer star.