Latavion Staples – Student Athlete Of The Week

Name: Latavion Staples

Sport: Football

School: Silverado

Grade: Senior

This week’s accomplishment: Staples grabbed five passes for 178 yards and third touchdowns as the Hawks beat Eastside 73-0 on Friday. He had a long reception of 86 yards.

What do you like most about your sport: I love the intensity, the hype. Everything about the sport drives me harder.

How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: I’ve been playing since I was 6 years old. My aunt got me started by putting me in recreational flag football.

Pregame ritual: I read bible scriptures and I pray. Then listen to music to stay in a great mind before the game.

Most memorable sports moment: When I scored the game-winning touchdown against Apple Valley my sophomore year.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: Honestly, I would love to be Odell Beckham Jr. because I love his explosiveness and his passion for the game. He hates to lose and I admire that.

Something most people don’t know about you: Most people don’t know that I use to skateboard at the age of 10. I never was fully into sports. I wanted to be a pro skateboarder.

How would you spend $1 million: I would invest my money in a great business before I do anything so I can continue to make money. Then I would buy a Ferrari.

Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: I would go to Dubai because it is so beautiful, and it looks peaceful. I would love to visit that place one day.

If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: I would spend it training thing to perfect my game such as routes, my focus, my hands and the way I approach my game.

What superpower do you wish you had: Super speed or the ability to fly

Favorite class: English

Favorite sports team: Lakers and Eagles

Favorite athlete: Odell Beckham and Kobe Bryant

Favorite superhero: Iron Man

Favorite TV show: “Dragon Ball Z”

Favorite movie: “Transformers”

Favorite song: “03′ Adolescence” by J. Cole

Favorite meal: Crab legs, shrimp, lobster

Favorite local restaurant: Red Lobster

Favorite app: Snapchat

Twitter handle: @Twaavy

For more local sports information visit:   www.vvdailypress.com/sports

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