And the worlds gonna know your name: Freshman football player hopes to become legend
April 20, 201544 Views
Playing football for seven years, freshman Derek Craft puts in all his effort to become the best he can throughout his upcoming football career.
Q: What is your position?
A: Middle Linebacker.
Q: Can you tell me about where football will take you?
A: I am hoping it takes me to the NFL or to a great college.
Q: Who or what inspires you to play football?
A: My family, mainly; I just want to be great for them.
Q:What do you enjoy about playing football?
A: I enjoy the contact, competition and just the fact that you have to work hard to the best in the sport.
Q: Is it difficult to juggle school, sports and friends?
A: Not really, because I get my homework done before anything and then I do sports and hang out with my friends.
Q: What are your goals in football?
A: I want to be the best. I want to set records that can’t be broken and possibly be in the hall of fame.
Q: What have you achieved or won throughout your time playing football?
A: I’ve won two AAU [Amateur Athletic Union] All-star game medals, one [Cy-Fair Sports Association] All-star game trophy, an MVP award, Team Leader award, and five other trophies for just being on the team.
Q: Who encourages you most to keep going in your sport? Why?
A: My mom, because she has me doing all these camps and stuff, and she has put me through a lot of teams, so one day I am going to pay her back by making the NFL and getting into a great college.
Q: What colleges are you aiming for?
A: I want to go to University of Oregon, Oklahoma State, Louisiana State University, or Florida State. I should be hearing from them this summer.