Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Dillon Brown
PARENTS: Randy Brown and Tina Johnson
SIBLINGS: Two sisters, Danielle is 22 and Delain is 13.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Besides football? English.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Hang out with friends, play football.
FAVORITE FOOD: Barbecue pizza
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Probably, Eminem.
FAVORITE MOVIE: Indiana Jones
FAVORITE TV SHOW: That 70’s Show
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Buzz and Woody off Toy Story.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? I want to go to college at UCA and be a sports broadcaster.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Probably my grandparents; they’ve always been there for me, they help me make right choices, how to stay away from bad things.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL? My teammates, knowing they’re there for you, they’ve got your back.
POSITION: Defensive back
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Don’t get caught lulling, stay in your coverage and always hustle to the ball.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? It’s pretty good. I think we’re better than we thought we would be. We had a lot of people leave last year.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S THE KEY TO THAT? Establishing the run.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? We just need to stay together and don’t try to all be all-star players. Just keep your head in and always play as a team.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? Covering.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Probably my speed. And I look in on my man coverage. I need to work on that.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? Probably the off-season workouts. They really emphasize that to help you stay in shape for football season.