His sister, a physical education teacher, contributed the most to his athletic ability. "She was standing me up and having me kick a soccer ball with my feet," Abney said.
He would eventually like to be involved in politics and is a "news junkie" who loves reading current events and history.
His fastest time in the 40-yard dash is 4.31 seconds. He also managed to do 12 reptitions of 295 pounds on the bench press this summer.
He loves playing strategy games on the computer. "Me and my buddy back home in Wisconsin, sometimes we'll go eight hours playing a game in the summer. A lot of times I won't buy a computer game because I get so engrossed in it."