What was your favorite part of training camp?
Oh wow, my favorite part of training camp was having the 12s back. Just coming out to that energy and hearing the crowd cheer again when the ball goes up in the air, it keeps the mundane out of it.
Do you have any teammates that you look up to?
I admire Freddie Swain. I think he just comes to work and he's so detailed. He does a great job of communicating out on the field, which is a rare quality for a receiver to have. He's very detailed in his craft and I admire a lot of that.
What is your pregame routine?
I'm always hydrating. I also like to do five minutes of meditation to get in a good head space and go to work and go compete.
Who was your favorite NFL player when you were growing up?
I can't say Tom Brady. That kind of gives it away. I'll go with Dane Fletcher. He's from my hometown and it just goes to show that a kid from Montana can go play in the NFL, so I admire that a lot.
Do you have any hobbies outside of football?
Golf, because I just love being outside. It's a fun sport and you're just competing with yourself at the end of the day. It's just fun and easy going.
Which golf club is your favorite to use when playing?
My most reliable club is probably my 3 iron. My worst is my driver because I don't ever use it. Actually, I take that back. My worst club is my 3 wood. I can't hit my 3 wood to save my life.
Were there any sports growing up that contributed to the way you play now?
Throwing shot put helped a lot in terms of film study and being able to correct my body movements. So, when it comes to throwing shot put you watch your spin and then you go look at your angles, footwork, and balance. Then you say, well let's do this a little bit different, and you just try to perfect your throw. So, on the football field, that led to me being able to critique my footwork, my balance, and my angles for running routes and stuff like that. Just being able to see myself in action and then being able to correct it and do it right the next time. My furthest shot put throw was 57 feet.
What is the energy like in the tight end room?
It's good vibes only, always. Gerald (Everett) brings fun energy and Colby (Parkinson), you know, he's Mr. Know-it-All with the Stanford education. We just like to poke fun at each other, have fun, and make a ton of plays honestly.
What do you want people to remember about Will Dissly?
When my career comes to an end, I want them to say Will was great at all aspects of the tight end position. Blocking, pass blocking, and catching.
Name your favorite football memory.
My favorite football memory was not of me, it was of my best friend Troy. We were in seventh grade and playing Belgrade High. It was the fourth-quarter and we were playing under the lights. Troy is like five foot nothing at the time, and the Belgrade kids were much bigger. The quarterback scrambled to the endzone, and he stopped him on the one-yard line, and we won the football game. It was just a highlight for everyone that night.
What are you looking forward to most this season?
It's going to be great having my family back at games and just seeing them. My parents just retired, so they'll be coming to all the home games. You know, last season they weren't allowed to come, so it'll be great having them back.