Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Colton Burton
PARENTS: John and Melanie Burton
SIBLINGS: I’ve got three brothers. Jordan is fixing to be 20, Logan is 13 and Troy is 9.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: History.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Coach peewee.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: John Mayer
FAVORITE MOVIE: Act of Valor
FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? A football
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? To go to Tech and study business management.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Coach (Paul) Calley mostly because he showed us how to be a man on and off the field.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL? It’s an intense sport, not only do you have to use brute strength but you’ve got to use your mind as well to play.
POSITION: Defensive end
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Beat the guy in front of me and protect the B gap.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? The season’s been good but we can improve a lot more than what we’ve done.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S THE KEY TO THAT? Mostly teamwork and we don’t blame each other for a mistake that happened.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Play smart and work together as a group instead of as individuals.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? I can beat the man in front of me every play and play with my mind
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? My speed and strength.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? I’ll probably remember the brotherhood and the teamwork.