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Male Athlete of the Week: Daniel Jezik

Coal City, Senior

Daniel Jezik
Daniel Jezik

Daniel Jezik credentials:

The Coalers senior running back had 30 carries for 289 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Bishop McNamara.

Herald-News sportswriter Curt Herron talked with him.

Herron: What do like most about your team?

Jezik: I like our chemistry. We have a lot of seniors, juniors and sophomores so we have a wide variety of players but everyone just works good together.

Herron: What do like most about competing for Coal City?

Jezik: I love representing Coal City. I'm blessed to be at such a nice school whether its the academics or sports. Also, to be in our football program, which has been good for so long.

Herron: What do you like most about playing football?

Jezik: I love the physicality. You have a chance to do a lot of things on offense, defense and special teams. And you have to work with your team while also doing your own job.

Herron: What's your favorite class?

Jezik: Residential DIY is a hands-on kind of class and I like those.

Herron: What do you want to do in the future?

Jezik: I have some choices with wrestling which I'm lucky to have and I'm doing pretty good with football. I want to play sports somewhere and major in some type of engineering.

Herron: What's your favorite TV show?

Jezik: Criminal Minds.

Herron: What's your favorite movie?

Jezik: Any movie with Kevin Hart in it.

Herron: What's your favorite music?

Jezik: I listen to a variety, I like it all.

Herron: What do you like to do in your free time?

Jezik: I'm always trying to stay active.

Herron: What's your favorite place you've visited?

Jezik: Tennessee.

Herron: What's your favorite food and place to eat?

Jezik: Steak. And I love Subway.

Herron: Whose your favorite sports teams and athletes?

Jezik: The Bears and Cubs. Walter Payton and Tom Brady.

Herron: Do you have any pets?

Jezik: I have a Lab named Vador.

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