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Compiled By Andy Belilos

Sentry Staff Reporter

Senior defensive lineman Quinn Cox’s dad played football in college, and it is his dad who originally inspired him to begin playing football. Cox fell in love with the game in first grade, and has blossomed into a team leader and the face of the Yorktown defense.

Q: Do you have any aspirations of playing football in college?

A: Yes, as of right now I plan on playing in college. I’m not sure where yet, but hopefully I’ll figure that out soon.

Q: How far do you think Yorktown can go this year?

A: The first part of the season has been a rough start, but as long as we play together as a team, and we work at it, we have the potential to win the rest of our games and go pretty far in the playoffs.

Q: Do you consider yourself a team leader?

A: Yeah, I hope that a lot of the younger kids look up to me and aren’t too scared of me to take my advice. I want to help this team in as many ways as possible, on and off the field.

Q: How much do you value offseason training?

A: I value it a lot. It’s a big part of getting the results you want during the regular season. I have an offseason trainer, and typically only get about one day off per week.

Q: What is your pre game routine?

A: I get taped up by the trainer, listen to my music, and go to the defensive and offensive meetings. Then we go out and stretch and warm up, and do the coin toss.

Q: What type of music do you listen to before games?

A: Pretty much just pump up music. Mostly rap and hip hop, whatever I’m feeling at the time.

Q: What is your funniest memory of Coach Hanson?

A: Hanson has said a lot of funny things, too many to count. He’s pretty sarcastic and gives me a hard time a lot of the time. Its usually pretty funny when he gets on me about being tougher.

Q: What is the funniest thing you guys have done in practice?

A: We do a lot of bear crawls, and those are pretty funny to watch. 100 yard bear crawls usually include lots of people falling over.

Q: What advice would you give to an 8th grader who is considering playing football?

A: It may be hard at first and not what you’re used to, but work at it. Your first year you may not get a lot of playing time and you might not be used to the contact, but if you stick with it you’ll get used to it. It’s a great skill to have, and it’s also a good way to make friends.

 

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