Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Hunter Barksdale
PARENTS: Frank and Stacy Barksdale
SIBLINGS: Two brothers, Spencer and Dexter. Spencer is 26 and Dexter’s 23.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Right now, it’d be Anatomy.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? I like to hang out with friends, eat, whatever.
FAVORITE FOOD: Mashed potatoes.
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: I don’t know. I like classic rock.
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Patriot
FAVORITE TV SHOW: I have no idea.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? G.I. Joes.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to Arkansas, major in Chemical Engineering.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Probably my brother Dexter; you know, big brother stuff. He’s successful.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL? The people, players, teammates.
POSITION: Defensive end
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? It varies week to week. Get the quarterback.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? Ups and downs. We haven’t played to our potential.
WHEN THE TEAM’S PLAYING WELL, WHAT’S THE KEY TO THAT? Execution on both sides of the ball.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Focus and more teamwork.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? Probably my speed.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Executing my assignment.
AFTER YOU’RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? The teammates definitely.