Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Tyson Abernathy
DATE OF BIRTH: March 17, 1992
PARENTS' NAMES: Richard and Paula Abernathy
SIBLINGS: I've got one sister, London Abernathy. She's 15.
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: History
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? I like to ride four-wheelers, go hunting.
FAVORITE FOOD: Let's go with steak.
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Justin Moore[more]
FAVORITE MOVIE: G.I. Joe
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Chappelle's Show
FAVORITE TOY AS A KID: Probably a little fake B.B. gun
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL: Go to college. I don't really know what I'll major in or anything yet. I'd like to go to Arkansas Tech.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO'S HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE AND HOW HAVE THEY INFLUENCED YOU? My grandparents. They just drive me to get better in every way possible.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL: Hitting people.
POSITION: Tight end
IN YOUR VIEW, WHAT ARE YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES THERE? "To block for (Chris) Rycraw then maybe every once in a while go out for a pass.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? I think we're doing pretty good. We can do a little better but we're doing pretty good. We're 4-0. That's not bad.
WHAT'S GONE INTO THAT SUCCESS? A lot of heart and effort, working as a team.
WHAT'S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT SO FAR? Probably the Salt Bowl with the biggest crowd. It was pretty crazy. I'd say that's probably the highlight.
WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Just keep working hard, team work and just everybody getting along.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? I can do better but I feel like I've done a pretty good job so far. I think I run block pretty good.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE ON? Mainly just going out on pass routes to try to catch the ball.
WHEN YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? The games, the great crowds, just the whole thing.