November 14th, 2012

"20 Questions" with Dylan Byrd

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor


"20 Questions" with Dylan Byrd
Byrd breaks through several defenders/photo from Dylan Byrd

Byrd tackles the questions this week

Each week, LouisvilleCatholicSports.com will be getting to know a new student-athlete from the area by asking him/her a series of 20 questions that will provide insight into the thoughts and personalities of the boys and girls who are doing great things on and off the local courts, fields, tracks, and courses. To see past editions of "20 Questions," visit www.catholicsportsnet.com/louisville/page/20-questions.

Name: Dylan M. Byrd

 

Age: 16

Current school: DeSales

Current Sports playing: Football

Parish/grade school attended: Holy Family

Colleges considering or attending: Louisville, Ohio State, WKU, or Indiana

Bio: Getting over 1,200 yards rushing on the season. Being named player of the week during week one and helping my team get to the playoffs. My goal next year is to play college football, and get 2,00 yards rushing next season. 

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Beating Christian Academy in the second round of the playoffs this year.  

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Light pasta, grilled chicken, fruit, and a Gatorade.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Frank Ocean-Thinking About You

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Ray Lewis because of his dedication and effort on the field and how he never fails to motivate his team.   

5. What is your favorite movie quote? Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s within some of us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.      

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? We go to church before every game and while in silence I thank God for giving me this opportunity to be a part of the team and pray that he watches over me.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Mickey Mouse

8. All time favorite board game? The board game SORRY

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? Droid, Jetpack Joyride

10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant? Ollie’s Trolly

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Boondocks

12. What is your greatest fear? Losing my family

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Outgoing personality

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Nutty Bars

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 7:30 p.m. during the summer because it feels great outside and it’s not too hot or cool.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Either "D", which I got from my brother because my name is Dylan; or Byrd, because everyone calls me by my last name.   

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? My youth group.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can move my ears.  

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Forward so I can see where I make it in life and who I marry.  

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? My parents, are you proud of me? I would probably ask my parents that, because I just want to make them proud but I’m sure they always will be no matter what. 

 

 

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