Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Austin May
PARENTS: Stan and Tracy May
SIBLINGS: I have one brother, Zach. He’s 12.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Human Anatomy
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? I like to watch TV and play guitar.
FAVORITE FOOD: Steak
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: John Mayer
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Campaign
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Tosh.0
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? I guess my air soft guns.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? I want to go to Arkansas Tech and be a mechanical engineer.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Probably Coach (Paul) Calley; he’s just a good role model on and off the field.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL? Probably the team aspect of it, the guys in the locker room.
POSITION: Defensive end
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Clogging the hole and staying low.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? We’ve had our ups and downs. I know our losses are disappointing but, as a whole, we’ve played decent.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S THE KEY TO THAT? The offense and defense working together instead of like individuals.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Good defense and scoring from the offense, keeping the defense off the field as much as possible.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? Probably just closing on pullers, stuff like that.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? My pass rush and my one-on-one, getting blocked.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? Definitely the guys in the locker room and being stupid.