A. I first got started in sports playing Star City T-ball when I was 5. I was also at every youth football practice while my dad was coaching.
Q. Do you have any family members who played sports?
A. My dad played football and wrestled in high school and my mom was a cheerleader. I also have many aunts and uncles who excelled in Winamac sports.
Q. Have you ever played a sport that you were not successful at?
A. I am horrible at golf. I can’t hit the ball straight and I get really bored really quickly.
Q. How do you feel you’ve improved as an athlete since you first started playing?
A. I feel that I have become more of a vocal leader. Early in my athletic career I didn’t say much and that has been a point of emphasis for me every year.
Q. Who do you consider your biggest role model? Why?
A. I consider my Grandma Richert my biggest role model because she was able to raise 11 children.
Q. What experiences have you had in sports have made you the athlete you are today?
A. Playing for two years next to an all-state cornerback like Jake Minnick has made me such a better player. He took me under his wing and really taught me how to not only play the position but teach the younger guys as well.
Q. What is something that not everyone knows about you?
A. My two brothers and I all share the middle name of John.
Q. What is your favorite memory of playing sports at your school?
A. Winning the regional this year. The whole season in general I wouldn’t trade for anything. My teammates, coaches and the community all came together and it was the most fun time I’ve ever had. It was great to go out on a note like that.