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Wesley Weiglein

Mayville senior quarterback Wesley Weiglein returns this season after earning honorable mention All-Flyway Conference last season. A big season from him could mean a big season for the Cardinals, who made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2009.

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. 17.

Nickname: Wes.

Twitter handle: @WWeiglein.

Position: Quarterback.

Sports played: Football, baseball and church basketball.

Favorite school subject: History.

Favorite teacher: Mr. McFadden.

Plans for after high school: Play college football or baseball.

This summer, I: played Legion baseball and worked at Leroy Meats.

I got my start in sports: Playing Leroy baseball in kindergarten.

I wish I could play: Lacrosse.

My most memorable sports moment: Playing Lodi in round 1 of the playoffs last year and almost upsetting the eventual state champion. (Mayville led 31-24 in the second half, but lost 38-31.)

My role models: My father and J.J. Watt.

Favorite athletes: Bryce Harper and Russell Wilson.

Favorite opponent: Lomira.

Favorite movie: “Step Brothers.”

Favorite TV show: “The 100.”

Favorite podcast: ESPN Radio.

Most-played song on my iPod: “Swing” by Trace Adkins.

Favorite place to eat out: HuHot Mongolian Grill.

Favorite food: Macaroni and cheese.

Favorite website: Eastbay or Finish Line.

Favorite superhero: Batman.

I drive: 2000 Buick Century.

My dream car: Ford Raptor.

I wish I could meet: Russell Wilson.

Hobbies: Hunting and fishing.

Game-day superstition: Getting Subway with my teammates and then driving around listening to music before going to the field.

Most underrated teammate: Luke Ferhing.

Team goal for the season: Make some noise in the playoffs.

NFL or college player that is most similar to me: Josh Allen.

Who will win the next Super Bowl? Probably the Patriots, but hopefully the Chicago Bears.

Who will win the next College Football Playoff? Wisconsin Badgers.

My advice to young kids involved in sports: Play as many as possible; it makes you a better all-around athlete. And get in the weight room and stay there.

Assistant Regional Sports Editor

Capital Newspapers Assistant Regional Sports Editor