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There is life outside of football, which is exactly the way Mr. and Mrs. Swogger like it

So much for the excitement of being a quarterback at a Pac-10 school.

Josh Swogger jokes he and his wife, Angie, are more likely to play board games than to guzzle beer.

“It’s nice having another person here who understands what it’s like and isn’t interested in what I’m doing in football,” he says of his marriage. “Someone you can joke around with. We were on a kick in the summertime playing board games every night — Trivial Pursuit, hearts.

“I felt like my mom and dad, playing bridge, having the bridge club over.”

And in a town as small as Pullman, it’s tough to go around without people knowing who you are. That’s even true for Angie, who has had to endure more than one conversation with a stranger when people find out to whom she’s married.

“For the most part, I’m a pretty shy person,” she says. “So when I encounter someone that has no idea, they’re like, ‘Oh, what’s his name?’ I pretty much try to avoid saying who I’m married to because I know it’s going to get a reaction. By the end of the conversation, that’s always kind of a weird thing for me.

“People are like, ‘Oh, I know who that is.’”

Of course, her husband is given to be just as understated.

Need proof?

Forget a bachelor party on the night before his wedding. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound groom-to-be spent the evening putting bows on baskets.

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