In this edition of Reed Between the Lines: Grafton Bearcats Athlete Garrett Williams
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Garrett Williams and I am a senior at GHS. I play baseball, football, and wrestle.
When and why did you start playing football?
I started playing when I was 8 but quit playing my 8th grade year. All my friends talked me back into it.
Who is your favorite sports hero and why?
Jason Nolf of Penn State because he is one of the best NCAA D1 wrestlers.
What is the toughest position to play along the line?
Center because you must snap the ball and then pick up your man.
What is your favorite movie about sports?
Radio or American Wrestler.
What is the most bizarre question you have ever been asked by someone about football?
None really, just my grandma asking, “now what does that guy do?”
Why don’t linemen get more respect? Does that bother you?
Yes, but it’s just the nature of it.
What is one rule change that you’d most like to see happen in football?
What are your best and worst memories in athletics?
The best memory is when I qualified for the state tournament in wrestling and the worst memory is when I lost at states.
Should a lineman be allowed to win the Heisman Trophy?
If you could be a successful athlete in any other sport, what would you choose and why?
Baseball, to make bank.
What one word or phrase do you think describes you?
What is the outlook for this year’s team?
We will be ok.
You get to spend the day with anyone (past or present), who do you choose and why?
Donald Trump, just to see what it would be like to hang with the president.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In Maine, running dogs.
What do you think you do well as player?
Try my best and help everyone else try their best.
What do you think you need to work on as a player?
Reading my keys.
Where is your favorite away venue to play a football game?
I don’t really have one.
Should kids today concentrate on a single sport or play multiple sports?
What did you think of these questions?
Some made me think more than others.
*Each week the Mountain Statesman features a coach, player or personality from Taylor County. We hope you enjoy the chance to learn a little bit more about them.