November 23rd, 2018

20 Questions with Charlie Ely

Samantha Stallings

Staff Writer

20 Questions with Charlie Ely
Charlie Ely/ photo provided by Susan Ely

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Campbellsville University- Louisville “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: Charlie Ely

Age: 16

Current school: Trinity High School

Current Sports playing: Football

Parish/grade school attended:  Our Lady of Lourdes

High school GPA: 3.7

Colleges considering or attending: My goal is to improve enough in the next 2 years to earn a Division 1 football scholarship

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Starting for Trinity as a sophomore in the first game of the season against Carmel

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Two Nutella sandwiches

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? When It Rains It Pours by Luke Combs

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I look up to JJ Watt because of his dominance on the field and the way he can take over a game, and also because of his service to his community.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “If you ain’t first, you’re last” - Talladega Nights

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I am thankful for all the blessings God has given me and especially the ability to play football.  I always give 100% on the field and take nothing for granted because God works in mysterious ways and you never know what play of football could be your last. It is important to me that we pray together as a team before every game.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Stewie Griffin

8. All-time favorite board game? Catan

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

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? El Tarasco  “Go Shamrocks!”

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? I do not watch reality TV.

12. What is your greatest fear? Drowning

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Kindness and humility

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Ice cream

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 3 pm-because school is out and practice starts

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Chuck- When I got to Trinity, some of my coaches and friends just started calling me Chuck

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Beargrass Christian Church because I get to help feed those who are hungry and help people less fortunate

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Photography

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 choose to go forward to see how advanced the world gets and whether the advancements are used to help people, or if they will be used in an evil way.

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 Josh Allen what it took for him to go from a 2 star recruit out of high school to one of the best linebackers in the country



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