High School Football

Behind the Facemask with Lynden’s Tanner Steele

Lynden offensive and defensive lineman Tanner Steele (53) helps lead the Lions as they host Lakewood at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.
Lynden offensive and defensive lineman Tanner Steele (53) helps lead the Lions as they host Lakewood at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. The Bellingham Herald

Name: Tanner Steele

Year: Junior

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 245 pounds

Positions: Offensive Line/ defensive line

Question: How did you first start playing football?

Answer: I started playing football when I was 6 in Alabama. Everyone down there plays football, and I have loved the game for as long as I can remember, so I was excited to get to play early.

Q: What do you like most about playing football?

A: I like the contact and intensity on every play.

Q: What is your favorite part of game night?

A: The preparation leading up to the start of the game and playing under the lights.

Q: What is your favorite football memory?

A: Getting the opportunity to be a part of the 2013 championship team.

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

A: My favorite play is a two, because I get to pull and lead up the hole.

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

A: I would have to go with Christian Payne. He always saying something funny and has an endless amount of inside jokes with the whole team.

Q: What is your usual/favorite pregame meal?

A: Egg steak and cheese sandwich from Subway.

Q: Do you have any pregame rituals/superstitions?

A: I relax and watch film with Davis Bode before games.

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

A: I chose it after a Lynden player that I really looked up to as a kid.

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

A: Quarterback, I love throwing the ball and I want to be like Sterling (Somers).

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: Huskies. My fifth grade teacher was a big Husky fan, so she’s to thank for that.

Q: Who is your favorite NFL player and why?

A: Tim Tebow, because he plays hard and isn’t afraid to show his faith.

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

A: “Remember the Titans.” It shows the importance of teamwork and how people can set aside their differences.

Q: What other sports do you like to play?

A: Basketball and Track.

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

A: Go to college.

Q: What other hobbies do you have?

A: Golfing and hanging out with friends.

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

A: “Sideways” by KB

Q: What is your favorite TV show and why?

A: “Friday Night Lights,” because it’s about football.

Q: What is your favorite video game?

A: NCAA Football 14

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

A: My favorite class is sports psychology, because it’s a fun class and Mr. Bomber always keeps things exciting. My least favorite class is chemistry because it is confusing.

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

A: @Noahking22, because he’s a funny guy, always has something to say and is one of a kind.

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