Highland Park, Sports

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with David Finfer, Highland Park football

David Finfer is a senior quarterback for the Giants. He was All-Conference his sophomore and junior seasons and in Highland Park’s 42-35 victory on Friday, Sept. 8, he threw for 360 yards and ran for 140 more.

1. Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

No, not really, just listen to music. (What kind?) Country, it soothes my nerves.

2. What do hope to do after college?

Play college football. (Recruiting) is going good so far, here and there, but I am excited.

3. What is your dream job?

Probably an NFL physical therapist. I just think it’s cool.

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

Hang out with my friends, hang out with my brothers (Jack, 23, and Joey, 21) and watch football.

5. Who is your favorite athlete?

Joe Burrow (QB — NFL, Cincinnati Bengals). I like the way he plays the game, I like the way he plays the swagger.

6. If could play another sport, what would it be?

Probably hockey. My brother (Joey) played hockey and it was always an interesting sport to me.

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

Probably a bag of Skittles and a Sprite.

8. What is your all-time sports highlight?

I would have to say junior year that first touchdown throw (to Emmet Pulte) against Leyden, crowd erupted. It was a big throw changed the game.

9. What’s something people don’t know about you?

I like to draw. Little drawings of different movie characters and video game characters.

10. How does the team feel after the big win to move to 2-1?

We’re feeling great. We have a great team, a great group of guys. Our goal is to obviously to make the playoffs and win conference. I think we have the guys to do that. And I am excited. (It’s important) we stay together as a team through ups, downs, wins, losses.

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