High School Football

Behind the Facemask with Lynden’s Derron Dunnigan

Name: Derron Dunnigan

Year: Senior

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 235 pounds

Positions: Offensive line

Question: How did you first start playing football?

Answer: LYS (Lynden Youth Sports) youth football in fourth grade.

Q: What do you like most about playing football?

A: The intensity and emotion.

Q: What is your favorite part of game night?

A: The first play of the game.

Q: What is your favorite football memory?

A: Winning three state championships.

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

A: Any run play, because I get to run block.

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

A: All of the offensive starters. We all have a common sense of humor, and it translates well on the field.

Q: What is your usual/favorite pregame meal?

A: Sushi

Q: Do you have any pregame rituals/superstitions?

A: I wear the same under armor for every game. I wear a Seahawks beanie during pregame warmups, and I wear a brand new pair of socks for each game.

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

A: It’s double my lacrosse jersey number.

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

A: Kicker. I like to think I could kick 40-yard field goals.

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

A: Tackling circuit.

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

A: Husky fan, born and raised. GO DAWGS.

Q: Who is your favorite NFL player and why?

A: Kam Chancellor, because his hits are ridiculous.

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

A: “Rudy,” because it shows passion and persistence.

Q: What other sports do you like to play?

A: Lacrosse.

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

A: Hopefully attend a four-year college.

Q: What other hobbies do you have?

A: I’m teaching myself how to play guitar.

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

A: “Pink Matter” by Frank Ocean ft Andre 3000.

Q: What is your favorite TV show and why?

A: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, because it’s hilarious.

Q: What is your favorite video game?

A: GTA V (Grand Theft Auto 5).

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

A: Most favorite would be Teachers Assistant for Mrs. Roorda, because it makes me feel like I have authority over the little freshman, and least favorite would be AP English, because it’s really challenging.

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

A: @ClarksFakeTowel because of a running joke with Clark Hazlett.