September 1st, 2017

20 Questions with Demetrius Dillard

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Demetrius Dillard
Dillard is a linebacker for Holy Cross / photo by Mark Sims

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Sullivan “20 Questions” feature that highlights a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Demetrius Dillard

Age: 17

Current school: Holy Cross.

Current Sports playing: Football, Track and Field  

Parish/grade school attended: Notre Dame Academy 

High school GPA (optional): 4.317

Colleges considering or attending: Murray State, Morehead State, Illinois State

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? It will be when we make a state championship run this year.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? M&Ms

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? I would sing an original that I would write on the way in.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Khalil Mack and Jaire Alexander. They are both underdogs who are professionals in the “proving haters wrong” business.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “I don't scratch my head unless it itches and I don't dance unless I hear some music. I will not be intimidated. That's just the way it is.” - Remember the Titans

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? When I am competing, I always remember that God put me on the field for a reason; therefore I cannot waste that gift.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? It’s between Ed, Edd, or maybe Eddy.

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? Android. Instagram

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? China Inn

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Big Brother

12. What is your greatest fear? Getting a career ending injury.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? My extreme optimism

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Hawaiian Rolls

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 12:00 p.m. It’s lunch time.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? D and Meaty. It’s a whole lot easier to say than Demetrius

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Love the Hungry

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I cook the world’s best Chicken Alfredo.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Backward, simply because I want to experience everything leading up to the future.

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’d ask The Rock if he smells what the D is cooking.


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