Devils spotlight: Michael Medsker
Make sure you line up under the center todayBy Ian CroppDaily Sports WriterMichael Medsker is the quarterback for the Eagle Valley Devils football squad. He’ll lead the Devils’ offense into action today against Steamboat Springs. Anyone who has seen him play before knows how well he can pass, run and, yes, hit. For more on Michael, read on:Date of Birth: Dec. 13, 1988.Born in: Denver.
Parents: Trina and Scott.Siblings: Sisters Casey, 18, and Jessica, 14.When did you start playing quarterback?: Fourth grade.What is your favorite play to run?: “I like the option a lot. Either pitching it, or running with it.”What do you like about coach John Ramunno?: “He has tons of energy and is a fun coach.”When you play defense, what do you like the best?: “Hitting the other quarterback.”Most embarrassing football moment: “In the pregame against Cherokee Trail last week I lined up under the guard for a snap.”Best football moment: Beating Palisade.
Favorite classes: Weightlifting and math.What do you plan on doing for a career?: “Something in business.”College plans: “I’d like to go somewhere I can play football.”Favorite college football team: University of Colorado Buffs.Favorite pro team: Denver Broncos.Favorite quarterbacks: John Elway, Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb.What would you do if you had a free day?: “Relax and take care of my injuries.”
What is your favorite thing about the Devils?: “We are kind of a big family and have a lot of unity.”Do you have any pregame superstitions?: “I usually keep the same routines and eat the same meals.”What do you tell your linemen during a game?: “That they are doing a good job.”Favorite TV show: Sports Center.Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights.If you could visit one place in the world, where would you go?: “Alaska. I’ve been there twice already, and I liked it a lot.”Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14631, or firstname.lastname@example.org.Vail, Colorado