Editor’s note: This is the first in a series profiling some of the top players in the area leading up to the start of the season on Aug. 23.

Year in school: Senior.

Position(s): Middle Linebacker.

Nickname: Dilly Dilly.

Sports played: Football, baseball.

Favorite school subject: Gym, math.

Favorite teacher: Mr. Anderson; he teaches trades that will help me in the future.

Post-high school plans: Play sports in college and figure out what I want to do.

I got my start in sports: When I could walk.

My most memorable sports moment: Practice with the past year’s seniors; they were funny and I would always try my best to show some of them up.

My role models: My coaches; they push me to be my greatest.

Favorite athlete: J.J. Watt; he is a crazy good athlete and a good person.

Favorite opponent: For football, it was Wild Rose. I had nine tackles, which was a career best.

Favorite movie: “The Pacifier.”

Favorite TV show: Hunting channel.

Most-played song on my iPod: “Faded.”

Favorite place to eat out: Hookers on Wisconsin River.

Favorite food: Steak.

Favorite superhero: Superman.

I drive: a Jeep.

My dream car: Lamborghini.

I wish I could meet: J.J. Watt.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, sports, hanging with friends.

Gameday superstitions: For football, throw in the gym before the game and listen to music. For baseball, listen to music that gets me ready.

Most underrated teammate: Season’s too early to tell.

Team goal for the season: Make it to the second round of playoffs and come together well as a team.

Who will win the next Super Bowl? Cleveland Browns.

Who will win the next College Football Playoff? Alabama.

My advice to young kids involved in sports: Work hard, be sure to always be at practice and work in the offseason so it pays off when it matters most.

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