So in a way to better understand the use of Deep Dish Football for lllinois recruits and the whole entire IHSA Football scene. Decided to do player profiles of players who you might not know or you might know , but you should respect them for their roles on their respective teams. Every Football Player Has A Story To Tell
Jason Hicks how was your spring season?
It was a tough season for the team. We worked hard and our record didn't reflect the amount of work we and our coaches put in. I was fortunate enough to be recognized on the all conference and all lake country honorable mention teams.
What does football mean to you?
Football to me has meant just about everything since I started playing in the third grade. It's brought me great friendships. It's taught me valuable life lessons such as leadership, teamwork, discipline, and the value of hard work and dedication. I have been fortunate enough to have great coaches from youth football through high school who I have learned a ton from.
What should college coaches know about you?
I think they should know that I am an incredibly hard worker who is completely dedicated to the team. I always try to push myself and my teammates around me to their full potential so the team can achieve success. I've played center and long snapper for most of my career, but anywhere a coach puts me I will work to help the team any way I can. Also, academic success is very important to me. I was an IHSA scholar athlete this season and I believe that work you put in off the field is just as important as the work you put in on the field.
What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field?
Leadership. I play a position where I am responsible for the success of the offensive line. I need to make sure that they know their assignments and that they are doing everything they can to execute each play. I'm always playing for the guy next to me and I want to make sure that they succeed.
What do you like about playing in the trenches?
The best part about being on the O Line is being able to hit someone every play. There are no boring plays as the center. Every play is either hard down block, big double team, or laying down a big pancake while protecting the quarterback. There's nothing better than a pancake block. Although it's fun to hit, I also love the brotherhood created by the boys in the trenches. Lineman have the closest connection on the field.
How does Stevenson look for the upcoming season?
This group of seniors has won a lot of football games through the years together. We have put in a ton of work in the off season and we are getting bigger, stronger, and faster every day. We have a great group of coaches, led by Coach Becker, that are working us hard and are putting a great plan for the season together. I expect Stevenson to be back in the playoffs for a deep run this year
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