Huskies Homecoming spotlight: Thomas Pacheco |

Huskies Homecoming spotlight: Thomas Pacheco

Battle Mountain football’s Thomas Pacheco does not lack for playing time. The senior returns kickoffs and punts and plays both ways for the Huskies. An aspiring auto mechanic, Pacheco will be going to school in Wyoming next year. But before that, there’s the little matter of Friday’s game against Eagle Valley. For more on Pacheco, read on:Date of birth: March 1, 1987Parents: Jeff and Valerie BrownSister: Brittany, 14Positions: Kickoff returner, defensive back, wide receiver and punt returnerWhat’s it like playing all those positions?: “I guess they really need me. I guess I’m the right guy for the position.”What do you like about football?: “It’s fast moving and hard hitting.”What’s it like to return a kick?: “It gets your adrenaline going. It’s fun.”

What’s it like to break one off?: “It feels really good that you’ve helped the team out.”What’s your best moment in football?: “Probably hitting people and just catching the ball. South Park was big because Battle Mountain hasn’t won a lot and it was my first game ever.”How big is the Eagle Valley game?: “It’s huge for us. We’re working very hard to do everything we can do. We’ve got to put the past away. We have to focus now.”What’s been your most embarrassing moment?: “Not catching the ball on returns.”What’s the goal for this season?: “To do my best and catch the most balls that I can.”What coach Pat Engle like?: “I look at him as a real coach. He informs the students what’s going on. He knows what he’s doing.”Favorite subject: MathCollege plans: Wyoming Technical Institute for auto-body mechanicsFavorite car: Corvette or ’69 Stingray

What sports do you watch: Football, basketball and baseballFavorite teams: Broncos and RockiesFavorite athletes: Earl Boykins and Randy MossFavorite food: LasagnaFavorite drink: GatoradeFavorite pizza slice: Pepperoni, sausage and Canadian BaconFavorite ice cream: Cookies and creamFavorite video game: Madden 2005Mac or PC: PC

Favorite place to hang out?:Friends’ housesWhat do you do on a powder day?: “Snowmobiling.”Favorite movie: Remember the TitansFavorite music: R and BWhat are you listening to these days?: MixesIf you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?: PineIf you were ruler of the world for one day, what would you do?: “I’d try to make everybody happy.”Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 614 or

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