2010 Backer Looking for Shot

2010 Backer Looking for Shot

Berthoud linebacker Joel Maly may have the skill set for the next level

With a big frame and the ability to move 6-3 205 pound Berthoud linebacker Joel Maly could be a late fit for the right program.

What is your favorite thing about playing high school football?

I loved playing high school football. There is no greater feeling than playing under the Friday night lights and hearing the faithful students, parents, and fans cheer their approval when you make a good play.

What were your stats from last season?

10.4 tackles per game, 94 tackles season total, 9 games played. 3 Interceptions, 12.3 yard return average.

What honors or awards did you receive?

All-Conference Tri-Valley league 2009.

What is your greatest football memory?

My greatest memory is my sophomore season (2007) when we won the 3A state championship. Also, I have many great memories from Wyoming football camp in June prior to each season.

What are your personal goals for the season?

I would like to begin playing as a freshman on a college roster, and to improve my skills I plan on going to a Junior College for a year and then hopefully transferring to a larger four-year school.

What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?

I have spent a lot of time in the past to improve my knowledge of the game and of defensive schemes. Right now I have a great understanding of both and the past couple seasons have come naturally to me. I would like to keep improving on my strength and quickness, as I'm sure any football player does.

Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?

I think some players on the Berthoud squad to look out for next season are quarterback Zach Ruebesam and running back Chase Frasier. Both are in the class of 2012.

What are your goals regarding playing football in college?

I would like to begin playing as a freshman on a college roster, and to improve my skills I plan on going to a Junior College for a year and then hopefully transferring to a larger four-year school.

Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?

I think the best player I have played against is Austin Hinder from Steamboat Springs. He was very cool in the pocket and took some hits from myself and my teammates like a champ.

Name one team who you really respect and why?

I really respect Steamboat Springs high school. They beat us in the first round of the state tournament in the 2009 season and went on to play in the state championship. They were great athletes with a high level of sportsmanship.

What other sports do you play?

I am basketball player and I also throw discus in track.

What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
Bench – 300, squat- 430, power clean – 200, 40 time- 4.65

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?

The defensive coordinator and my personal position coach at linebacker, Troy Diffendaffer stated, "Joel is a self-motivated, driven player. He is a hard-worker and a student of the game. He has good size and speed and he loves to hit."

Who is your favorite pro athlete and why?

LeBron James, because he is pretty much a freak of nature. I can't imagine how he'd dominate on the football field if given the chance.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Who did you receive it from?

It's not who you are on the inside, it's what you do that defines you. Batman Begins- The Movie

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