Meet Benet Academy Defensive Back Danny O'Malley Class Of 2024
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Danny O'Malley Benet Academy DB/ATH 5'11 165 Class of 2024
Danny O'Malley how was your sophomore season? My sophomore season went really well. My team went 0-5 last season as freshmen. This year we ended up going 4-5 but won 3 out of our last four games. I got to play my second full season at safety, and I was really able to perfect my game at the position after only learning it my freshman season. What does football mean to you? Football is my life. I have played football since first grade. It is the sport I love most. I love the process of getting better every day to perfect my game. I love the competition that football brings. I love the physicality of football. And I love football and I really enjoy playing the sport with all my teammates and getting better every day! What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field? One of my strongest traits on the field is my leadership. Being a safety, I have to lead my team, and that is exactly what I have always done as a football player. My biggest strength as a football player is my football IQ and being able to read quarterbacks, receivers, running backs, and offensive linemen, so that I can break and make the play. I have always been able to read the play before it happens, and I can find holes to go and make the play. I study film and use my football instincts to go and make the play. What should college coaches know about you? I am a hard worker. I am willing to do what other are not willing to do. I put in the work when I do not want to. I am also a good person outside of football. I get good grades at a prestigious college-prep high school, and I always treat people with respect. What part of your game have you been working on in the offseason? I have been working on my strength, speed, quickness, and agility. I have dropped my 40 time about 0.5 seconds from last year. I have gained about 20 pounds since the end of my football season, and my bench has gone up to 190 Lb, my squat is about 325 Lb, and my power clean is about 160 Lb, but I am always working and getting better at that. I am also working on my play as a football player. I have started to perfect my game as a safety and as an athlete. I have been working on my hands, performing better breaks, and flipping my hips faster and more efficiently, but I am still always working and getting better every day!