Year in school: Senior.
Sports/Activities: Football, baseball, FBLA.
Most memorable sports moment: Beating Lodi in football at Homecoming my junior year.
Game day superstition: Wear my lucky undershirt on game day.
Favorite sport: Football.
Favorite sports team: Green Bay Packers.
Favorite athlete: Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels.
Favorite movie: “Django Unchained.”
Favorite book: “Driven,” Donald Driver’s autobiography.
Favorite food: Nachos.
Favorite restaurant: Blue Moon Pizzeria.
Dream vacation: Fishing down in Florida.
Cats or dogs: Dogs.
What’s it like being a leader on the offensive line? I take great pride in being a leader on the line. While it may get a little chaotic down in the trenches, there is no place I would rather be. The feeling of helping one of my younger teammates with an assignment on the line is one of the most humbling.
How have you grown, athletically, as a three-year starter on varsity football? I have grown an immense amount in the last three years as a starter. Before I was even a kid for coaches to look at, I was not at all athletic. While I may have always been bigger than most, I’ve never been superior at any sport. But as I started my sophomore year, it also got me in better shape in general. Besides my slight knee injury, I have never been stronger. Most of it is thanks to Coach Zenz’s 2-minute drill.
Biggest difference from last year’s team to this year’s team: I think by far the biggest difference from last year is the personnel. We had a great group of seniors last year, but they all graduated. This left many holes to fill by a lot of young, inexperienced players, seeing as we only had about five returning starters.
Biggest surprise on the team: To me, there are two huge surprises this year. The first is Joe Morris at quarterback. When Connor Manthey was injured, he has pretty much filled his shoes with just one game under his belt as a starter. The second is our secondary on defense. There is a lot of young players there who have only been playing for a few years or were not considered for starting positions last year.
Best player on the team: By far Ben Waldo. Lots of people don’t realize how strong and fast he really is until he’s plowing them over. He is one of the toughest running backs I’ve seen and he can get himself out of a situation if the line cannot sustain a block.
Most underrated player on the team: Andy Vujnovich. Not only does he have great height and speed, but he is also incredibly strong and has some of the best hands on the team. He is also one of, if not, the best kicker/punter in the conference.
Funniest player on the team: Tyler Kolman. Every day I count on him making me die of laughter. My friends and I hate it when he isn’t at school. He is the person who lightens up both the school day and practice.
Smartest player on the team: By far Connor Manthey. Not only was he probably the best defensive player in our conference last year, but this year he had the challenge of taking over the QB spot. Just from watching and listening to him and Ben Waldo in practice shows how hard their job really is.
What are three words that describe you? Dedicated, relaxed, hungry.
If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Role models: My parents, grandparents and football coaches.
Game-day routine: I go home to eat a huge plate of food, do my handshake with my dad before I leave, lay down in the locker room and listen to music.
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