Athlete of the Week: Caleb Anthony, Centerville High School

Name: Caleb Anthony

School: Centerville

Grade: 2016 graduate

Age: 19

Sports: Football, track

Claim to fame/honors: Second-team GWOC as running back; team captain in track; second at indoor state in 60 hurdles; all-state as a junior and senior in 110 hurdles; regional champion and all-state in 300 hurdles; seventh in 110 hurdles at New Balance Nationals in North Carolina this summer to earn second-team All-America honors; academic all-Ohio for three years; will run track and major in computer science at Taylor University

Bet you didn’t know … I am a computer genius

Words you live by: Don’t worry about it

Toughest opponent: Malik Beverly from Cincinnati Northwest

Biggest influence: Jermaine Bailey, running backs coach at Centerville

Meet-day rituals: Ate chicken kale Caesar salad at Panera before postseason meets

On your bedroom walls: A plaque from Miami Dolphins football camp

When I’m bored I like to … play video games

Favorite movie: Interstellar

Person who would play you in a movie: Caleb Castille

Favorite TV show: I don’t watch TV anymore

Favorite musical artists: Stevie Wonder and Lecrae

I can’t live without: Solitude

I can live without: Politics

Favorite book: I appreciate the Circle series by Ted Decker

Favorite home-cooked meal: My mom’s macaroni and my dad’s steak

Favorite restaurant: BJ’s

Favorite smell: Football field early in the morning just before practice

Favorite cereal: Honey Bunches of Oats

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Best Buy

Vegetable you won’t eat: Lima beans

I’d love to trade places for a day with … my brother, Khari

Whose mind would you like to read? Coach (Matt) Somerlot

Place where you’d love to travel? France

Talent you’d like to have? I’d love to be able to skateboard

Favorite school subject: Science

Favorite athlete: Peyton Manning

Favorite team: Centerville

Favorite Olympic sport: Track and field

Something in the world I’d like to change: Reduce the anger and fear

Favorite sports moment: When we beat a team in Florida my sophomore year in football; it was the most intense double-overtime win I’ve been part of

Favorite junk food: When I’m not in track season, Five Guys burgers

Best thing about track: The community, the people and the great things you learn and take from a meet

In 10 years, I hope to be … working on a project for NASA

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