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Connor Sullivan Casey-Westfield Linebacker/ATH Class of 2024 6'2 210
Connor Sullivan how was your sophomore season?
I feel like it went pretty well, we didn’t get the outcome we wanted at the end when we lost in the first round. I felt like I had a solid year and got some accolades but definitely looking to improve tremendously before week 1.
What does football mean to you?
Football has been everything for as long as I can remember, it’s been like a rock in my life, it’s always constant. I remember going to the high school practices at a young age, i just grew to love it. Everything about it, it’s like you're going to battle with your brothers, and you got to trust them, or you won’t succeed. I have always loved that concept.
What should college coaches know about you?
They should know that I am an extremely hard worker and that I will do anything for the team. It’s all about WE. I can work under pressure in big games. I am very competitive person and I will compete at everything and anything I do.
What part of your game do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field?
My ability to read and react, I feel like I know where the ball is going before anybody else does. I also feel that I am a well-rounded tackler as well. Not many can go through me. My ability to get off blocks or dip and get around blocks is another strength of mine. On offense, I think my hands are pretty good and that i catch almost anything thrown at me.
What part of your game are you working on in the offseason?
I am working on my speed and quickness a lot this summer. Also my ability to force more turnovers. My pass drops is an area where I can improve. On offense I want to be more of a devastating blocker than I was my sophomore year.
How does Casey-Westfield look for the upcoming season?
I feel like we are going to be pretty hard to beat this year. We just recently got a new head coach, Nathan Lieber, I really like him. He brings some youth and energy to our program. He seems like a guy that we can really get behind and trust the process. Many key players are returning this year for us as well. We have a group of guys that are very hard working, and we all get along and work as a team. I am very excited for this year. I feel like we will have a very successful season. GO WARRIORS!!!
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