November 4th, 2016

20 Questions with Roderick Thomas

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Roderick Thomas
Thomas is a running back for Trinity / file photo by Mark Sims


Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

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Name: Roderick Thomas

Age: 17

Current school: Trinity High School

Current Sports playing: Football

Parish/grade school attended: Olmsted Academy North

Colleges considering or attending: Have not thought it all the way through yet.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Winning national athlete of the week.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Spaghetti or Chicken Alfredo.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Lucci : Destined

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Ezekiel Elliot, because I feel he is a complete running back and seems to fit in with any type of football system.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "Nobody is going to hit as hard as life, but it ain't how hard you can hit. It's how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It's how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. "

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? It gives me the drive to get up everyday and want to get better. It helps me in courage my team to not put their heads down when things go wrong.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? SpongeBob

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone and Twitter .

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Indis

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Hard Knocks

12. What is your greatest fear? Losing my parents

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? My leadership.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Strawberry crunch ice cream.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 3 p.m. because that's when practice starts

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Rod and everyone just started calling me that when I came to Trinity.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Any place I can help motivate other people to do better.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Good at basketball.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why?  Travel forward because I want to see where I will be 10 years from now.

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? My mom and I would ask her “what made you grind so hard when you was growing up?”

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