Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Devon Sears
PARENTS: Jeremy and Sherie Sears
SIBLINGS: I have one smaller sister, in ninth grade, Carly Sears.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Play guitar
FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Christian metal
FAVORITE MOVIE: Dinner for Schmucks[more]
FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Walking Dead
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? A Slinky
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? I plan on going to ASU and major in sociology with a minor in Religious studies then go into ministry after that.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Probably my youth minister, Andy Pickle. He just told me the right things to do and making the right decisions, helping me through some harder times in my life, to get through some things.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL: The team, the family of it.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Block, definitely; make a lane for the ballcarrier.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? It’s not what we thought but we’ll keep fighting and finish up strong.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S THE KEY TO THAT? Focus, definitely; when we’re all focused and ready to go.
WHAT'S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? Beating Benton; that was good.
WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Stay focused, keep doing what we were taught to do by our coaches and go out and give it everything we’ve got.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? Probably, catching; I’ve always been good at catching.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE?
Blocking, for sure, because I’m not so good at that.
AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? What I’ll remember most is that I got to be with a great group of guys and play a sport that you know we didn’t hold anything back. We got to be who we wanted to be. It didn’t matter financially or anything. We just got to come out and play.