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Meet the Athlete: John Cole

John Cole is a senior at NRHEG and plays wide receiver for the Panthers varsity football team. -Colleen Harrison/Albert Lea Tribune

John Cole is a senior at NRHEG and plays wide receiver for the Panthers varsity football team. -Colleen Harrison/Albert Lea Tribune

Panthers senior wide receiver looks to make playoff run

Q: What grade are you in?

A: Senior.

 

Q: What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?

A: Ellendale and NRHEG.

 

Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: Bob, Lori, Kristina and Katie Cole.

 

Q: Which sports do you play?

A: Football, basketball and track.

 

Q: What is your favorite part of playing football?

A: Playing with my friends and winning football games.

Q: What has playing football taught you?

A: It has taught me how to work as a team.

 

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: Catching my first touchdown on varsity against Faribault Bethlehem Academy for 52 yards.

 

Q: Which game are you looking forward to most this year?

A: Hopefully Waterville in the playoffs.

 

Q: How did you get started in football?

A: I have always loved football and I started in fifth grade.

 

Q: What sports did your family members play?

A: My dad played football and basketball. My sisters played volleyball, basketball, track and softball.

 

Q: What are your sports-related achievements? 

A: As a sophomore and junior I was Most Improved Basketball Player, and Most Valuable in track my junior year.

 

Q: What are your sports-related goals? 

A: To make it to state in football, basketball and track.

 

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?

A: Rob Gronkowski. I love the way he plays and how no one can cover him.

 

Q: What are your college plans? Major?

A: I might want to play football or basketball somewhere. For my major I’m leaning toward accounting.

 

Q: What is your favorite school subject? 

A: Math.

 

Q: Who is your favorite teacher? 

A: Mr. Churchill.

 

Q: What are your hobbies? 

A: Hunting, fishing and sports.

 

Q: What is your dream job?

A: Play wide receiver for the Vikings.

 

Q: What is your favorite TV show?

A: “The Office.”

 

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?

A: People call me “Panda.”

About Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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