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  • IN HIS OWN WORDS: Herkimer Magician Austin Mills

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  • About Austin
    Age: 17, senior
    Team: Herkimer Magicians
    Sport: Football
    Position: Quarterback
    Favorite sport to play: Football
    Favorite sport to watch: Football
    Favorite athlete: Eddie Lacy
    Favorite team: Atlanta Falcons
    Favorite subject in school: Government and Economics
    Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights
    Favorite TV show: ESPN
    Favorite actor: Will Ferrell
    Favorite song: ‘Ooh Kill ‘Em’ by Meek Mill
    Favorite musician: Meek Mill
    Favorite food: Chinese
    What do you enjoy most about your sport?
    The competition most definitely. Playing hurt and banged up, pushing through pain to help lead my team to victory. The support from the town and school of Herkimer is amazing.
    What is your most memorable athletic moment?
    Scoring in the Carrier Dome my sophomore year.
    Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why.
    My mother inspires me in sports. She motivates me to do my best and push through adversity.
    What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
    To make time for school work and studying while having practice and other team activities.
    What are your plans after graduating from high school?
    Going to college to extend my knowledge on physical education and hopefully opening a gym with my brother in Florida.

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