NOVEMBER 3 SCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
Profile of Ilion Golden Bomber Bob Paddock Jr.
BOB PADDOCK JR.
Team: Ilion Golden Bombers
Sport: Football, Basketball, Track and Field
Position: Tight End, Defensive End, Long Snapper
Year in school: Senior
Sports to play: Football, Basketball
Sport to watch: Football
Athlete: LeBron James
Team: New York Football Giants
Subject in school: Sports & Society
Movie: Happy Gilmore
TV show: Cops
Actor: Adam Sandler
Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
What I enjoy most about sports is the competition and being a part of a team. Sports also help teach me discipline and how to work hard to achieve my goals.
What is your most memorable athletic moment?
Sacking the Camden quarterback on fourth and long in our first league game.
Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why.
Lawrence Taylor inspires me to go my hardest at all times because of his non-stop drive to be the best of his ability.
What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
I like to carry my hard work in the classroom onto the playing field. Considering school comes first and sports is a privilege, I like to refer to the term student-athlete.
What are your plans after graduating from high school?
Going to college for fire science and pursuing a career in the fire service.
appeared in November 3, 2012 print edition of The Telegram