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Meatheads is a chain of fast-casual burger restaurants throughout the Chicagoland area. Each month, it recognizes a student-athlete in the area surrounding each location for his or her accomplishments on and off the field.
1. How do you exemplify Meatheads’ values of determination, hustle and hard work?
I try to exemplify these values by trying to do everything I possibly can to make myself and the team better. Whether it's extra reps during practice or extra film time in the classroom, I'm always trying to give myself an edge against the competition.
2. What were your greatest athletic and academic achievements over the last month?
I think our greatest athletic achievements as a team this month have been winning our first two conference games. The Chicago Catholic League Blue is an extremely talented conference and started off 2-0 is huge.
3. Is there a teammate, coach, faculty or family member you’d credit most with your athletic and academic successes?
Our offensive coordinator, Tyler Vradenburg, has really pushed me to be the best I can be. Ever since practice began in the summer, he has worked with every aspect of my game to prepare me for the season.
4. Where are you going to college, or where do you want to go?
I am not sure yet. I really want to continue playing a sport in college. Either football or lacrosse.
5. Who is your favorite athlete playing today, collegiate or professional?
Peyton Manning by far. I have idolized Peyton all my life. He's the best out there.
6. What’s on your iPod right now?
I'm into a little bit of everything. Rock, country, rap, you name it.
7. What’s the best movie or television show you’ve seen recently?
I'm a big fan of "Remember the Titans" and "Friday Night Lights." I love watching them during football season.
8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years, I hope to see my self doing something I love.
9. What is your favorite motivational quote?
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." - Michael Jordan
Voting for October's Meatheads of the Month begins Oct. 14 at highschoolcubenews.com/meatheads.