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Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Luc Elias, New Trier football

Luc Elias is a rising senior and offensive lineman for New Trier football. The 6-5, 280-pound tackle was All-Conference in the spring.

1. Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions? 

Not really, honestly. I get a lot of sleep the night before, and that’s really it. 

2. What are your plans after New Trier?

I’m not sure, but I hope to play football in college.

3. What is your favorite thing to do off the field?

I just got a new puppy a few months ago, so I like hanging out with my dog (Ozzie, American Staffordshire terrier). And I like hanging out with my family too, so watching a movie with them or hanging out with my friends.

4. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Australia. I went once when I was 3 months old. I don’t remember much. I would love to go now.

5. What is your dream job? 

If I could do anything, I think an architect or engineer. I think that’s pretty cool. I like designing things.

6. If you’re in Walgreens with a couple bucks, what are you buying? 

Candy, Sour Patch Kids or like little Airheads rainbow candy, or a Gatorade, my two favorite are yellow and orange.

7. Who is the funniest guy on the team?

A junior named Tommy Mosher. He’s just funny. He has really good comedic timing. 

8. What is something people do not know about you?

I’m Australian and Puerto Rican. A lot of people think I am Hawaiian. 

9. What stood out to you about the 2021 spring season?

The weirdest part about it was finishing the season and having such a short offseason, going right back into another season. We didn’t start playing until March. 

10. What are your expectations for this fall’s Trevians?

I think we’re going to go far. The juniors we have right now are looking good. The team is looking solid. Consistency is going to be key, and the offensive lineman are consistent and we’re looking good in practice. Defensive linemen are looking good too. 

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