Name: Michael Mendoza

Sport: Football

School: Sultana

Grade: Senior

This week’s accomplishment: Mendoza helped Sultana rally for a 34-27 win against Norte Vista on Friday. The Sultana senior quarterback ran for the winning touchdown with about two minutes left and converted the two-point conversion with a pass. He was 6 of 15 for 74 yards through the air and carried the ball 12 times for 113 yards and three rushing touchdowns.

What do you like most about your sport: It’s extremely competitive, and the bonds it creates with teammates on and off the field.

How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: I’ve been playing football for 10 years, and my parents pretty much bribed me.

Pregame ritual: Pray

Most memorable sports moment: Hitting a walk off home run during an All-Star tournament.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: Kevin Durant, because I always wanted to be good at basketball.

Something most people don’t know about you: I have a pretty extensive sock collection.

How would you spend $1 million: Buy myself a sick ride, help some people in need and invest the rest.

Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: Greece

If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: Sleeping

What superpower do you wish you had: Invisibility

Favorite class: History

Favorite sports team: Packers

Favorite athlete: Aaron Rodgers

Favorite superhero: Batman

Favorite TV show: “America’s Got Talent”

Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump”

Favorite song: “Roll widdit” by Healy

Favorite meal: Sushi

Favorite local restaurant: La Casita

Favorite app: Twitter

Twitter handle: @Michael8Mendoza

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