High School Football

Behind the Facemask with Sehome’s Austin Meggyesy

Year: Senior

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 190 pounds

Positions: Outside linebacker/tight end

Question: How did you first start playing football?

Answer: I would watch all the games with my dad when I was real little, and apparently I was so intrigued by it. I knew around second grade that I wanted to start playing.

Q: What do you like most about playing football?

A: I love making hits on people and simply doing my job every play.

Q: What is your favorite part of game night?

A: Right before kick off with all the fans, and you have all this adrenaline in you. It is a crazy feeling.

Q: What is your favorite football memory?

A: My favorite football memory is upsetting Lakewood in districts last year. Everyone had us losing, and we won 31-14.

Q: What is your favorite play to run on game night and why?

A: Outlaw. Me and the other outside backer, Tyler Hruby, get to come off the edge without any responsibility.

Q: Who is the funniest guy on your team and why?

A: We’re all pretty funny at times, but I'd have to say Zach Zimmerman, because he finds the weirdest things to make jokes about.

Q: What is your usual/favorite pregame meal?

A: After school I go down to Subway and grab a footlong and Powerade.

Q: Do you have any pregame rituals/superstitions?

A: I always pray before my games, but that’s about it.

Q: Is there a reason you chose your jersey number?

A: Nope. I wanted to be No. 3 last year, but a senior took it, so I settled for No. 21.

Q: What position, other than the ones you currently play, would you like to try and why?

A: I've always wanted to try being a lineman and see how tough it really is.

Q: What drill do you dislike running the most in practice?

A: Well, if you count conditioning as a drill, then definitely conditioning.

Q: Do you root for the Huskies or Cougars and why?

A: Huskies. I was born into it and will always be one. Go Dawgs.

Q: Who is your favorite NFL player and why?

A: I love watching Earl Thomas, because he is always around the ball and making plays.

Q: What do you think is the best sports movie and why?

A: “Friday Night Lights” because it’s inspirational and is probably the one of the best produced.

Q: What other sports do you like to play?

A: I only do football and track for high school, but I love playing any sport and messing around with my friends.

Q: What do you plan to do after you are done with high school?

A: It has been my dream to go to UW, and I think I want to do engineering.

Q: What other hobbies do you have?

A: I like skiing, wakeboarding and just messing around with my friends

Q: What is the most played song on your phone/iPod?

A: “Work Out” by J. Cole

Q: What is your favorite TV show and why?

A: “SportsNation” because you see all the highlights and it’s pretty funny at the same time.

Q: What is your favorite video game?

A: NBA 2K14

Q: What is your most favorite and least favorite class in school and why?

A: Most is probably applied physics, because you get to use your hands and build things. I don’t really have a least this early in the school year.

Q: Who is your favorite follow on Twitter, and why?

A: Richard Sherman because he is always starting something with another player.