September 27th, 2012

"20 Questions" with Jack Meyer

Staff Report

"20 Questions" with Jack Meyer
photo from John Meyer

Trinity senior takes on the questions this week

Each week, will be getting to know a new student-athlete from the area by asking him/her a series of 20 questions that will provide insight into the thoughts and personalities of the boys and girls who are doing great things on and off the local courts, fields, tracks, and courses. To see past editions of "20 Questions," visit

Name: Jack Meyer

Current school: Trinity High School

Current Sports playing: Football and Volleyball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Albert the Great

High school GPA: 3.85

Colleges considering or attending: Purdue, Butler, U of L, South Carolina and IU

Bio: I have been involved in sports ever since I began playing soccer for the YMCA when I was four years. I like working hard and proving to myself and others at how good I can be. When I'm not practicing or at school, I am either with my family or friends.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? When we stopped the Cincinnati St. X offense on the two yard line and turned them over on downs.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Pasta

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? The Boys of Fall

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Gorgui Dieng, because he is a dedicated player and hard worker.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Every man dies, not every man really lives,” Braveheart

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith plays a big part in my athletics. I know that God is there for me through the good times and the bad.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Scooby Doo

8. All time favorite board game? Shoots and Ladders

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? I have an old slider phone right now, but I would choose an iPhone if I could.

10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant? Wild Eggs

11.What is your favorite reality TV show? Pawn Stars

12. What is your greatest fear? Failure or not living up to my potential.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I don’t let myself get stressed out.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Chocolate ice cream

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 8:00 p.m. because I get home from practice, eat dinner, and relax before doing my homework

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? My parents called me happy jack because I was always smiling as a little kid.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Kentucky School for the Blind

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can juggle.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? I would go forward 100 years so I could see how much the world has changed.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would ask Paul Bryant what it was that made him such a great coach.



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