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Senior Spotlight: Drew Conner

posted Nov 20, 2014, 5:27 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 7:29 AM ]

Alyssa Miller

Drew Conner is a triple threat on the football field, playing offensive tackle, defensive end, and punter. On top of that, he is one of the four captains leading the Black Knights to their 9-3 winning season. “I like to lead my team,” Conner says.

This football season has been filled with big wins and close games. Conner says his favorite game was against Lima Central Catholic because “a lot of people thought it was a fluke we got into play-offs but by beating them (LCC), we showed everyone we are a good team and deserve to be (in the playoffs).”

Conner says winning has given him and his teammates inspiration for the future. “It’s given us something that we can carry with us our entire lives. We can look back and say ‘that was us. We were the first ones to do this’”.

Along with football, Conner is involved in Quiz Bowl and baseball. He is also the student council president, a member of National Honor Society, and one of three valedictorians. His hobbies include playing the guitar and drums, hunting, and flying remote-controlled planes with his dad.

After high school, Conner plans to attend the Miami University to study chemistry with a focus on pre-med. “I have been encouraged by my mom who is a doctor; she really enjoys what she does,” Conner says when talking about what made him want to go the pre-med route.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? I always drink a protein shake before I leave the house then  the car I listen to “Doesn’t Remind Me” by Audioslave. We also pray as a team.

Favorite movie: Napoleon Dynamite

If you could have one superpower, what would you want and why? I would want to fly because skydiving was an incredible experience and I would want to do it without any assistance.

What coach are you closest to? Why that coach? That’s a dangerous question. Probably Coach Masters because he is such a knowledgeable guy. I used to get rides to lifting from him when I couldn’t drive. We have great talks in his office.

What will you miss most about the game? I will miss being a part of something bigger than myself and the brotherhood that I know I will always be a part of.