By Ryan Massad, Contributing Writer
School: Marlborough High School
Coach: Sean Mahoney
What are your earliest football-related memories?
“I first started playing in seventh grade, and the earliest football memory I have is my first interception. At the time, I didn’t run very well, so I only made it about 20 yards on what could’ve been a big play.”
What was it like when you first tried out for the high school team a couple years later?
“It wasn’t bad at all. I went to the summer workouts when I wasn’t playing baseball, and I was able to get to know all the upperclassmen. That definitely made it easier for me.”
What is it like playing for Coach Mahoney?
“He is a very good coach. He can get on me at times, but I know it’s for the better of me and the team. If I mess up, it could cost us the game, so he makes sure that we minimize our mistakes and be the best that we can be.”
What do you consider to be the best part of your game individually?
“My hands and my work ethic.”
What has been the single most special game during your young career so far?
“The first game this season against Milford. I played on the freshman team last year, so playing for varsity is a whole new setting. Playing on Friday night under the big lights. Big fan section and my whole family there in the stands supporting me. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
What is your goal before you graduate?
“My goal is to win a super bowl for Marlborough High.”
What is your favorite class in school, and why?
“My favorite class is Spanish, because being able to learn another form of communication interests me.”
What is your favorite NFL team and who is your favorite player?
“My favorite team is the Patriots and my favorite player is Rob Gronkowski. He’s the reason I wear number 87.”
What is your favorite type of music, and artist in that genre?
“I love country music and my favorite group is Florida Georgia Line.”
Have you started to consider any colleges, and would you like to play football at that level?
“I love football, but I’d rather play baseball. I’ve already had discussions with the University of Maine, as well as Boston College. I toured B.C. recently with the baseball coaching staff, and I continue to stay in touch with them. I would definitely love to play baseball at that level.”