Athlete of the Week: Daniel Brown, Wayne High School

Daniel Brown
Daniel Brown

Name: Daniel Brown

School: Wayne

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sports: Soccer, track

Claim to fame/honors: Second-team GWOC this year as a striker; fourth-year varsity player; runs 400, 800, mile in track.

Bet you didn’t know … I almost have my Eagle scout

Words you live by: Don’t listen to what others have to say about you

Toughest opponent: Centerville

Biggest influence: My family

Game-day rituals: I always put my right sock and right shoe on first.

What’s on your bedroom walls: Dallas Cowboys colors and a picture from every one of my favorite teams — Penguins, Yankees, Celtics, Ohio State, Cowboys, Kentucky basketball, Barcelona

When I’m bored I like to … hang out with friends

Favorite movie: Forrest Gump

Person who would play you in a movie: Zac Efron

Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother

Favorite musical artist: Jason Derulo

I can’t live without: Food

I can live without: Liars

Favorite home-cooked meal: Shrimp linguine

Favorite restaurant: Sake

Favorite smell: Lavender or pine

Favorite cereal: Fruit Loops

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: Asparagus

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Lionel Messi

Whose mind would you like to read? My dog, Lesse, a Sheba Inu

Place where you’d love to travel? Australia

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Derek Jeter

Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys

Favorite Olympic sport: Handball

Something in the world I’d like to change: World hunger

Favorite sports moment: My dad’s a huge Alabama fan, and I hate Alabama; it was the game in 2013 when Alabama tried to kick a field goal and Auburn returned it for a touchdown to win the game.

Favorite junk food: Sour cream and onion chips

Best thing about soccer: Getting to score goals

In 10 years, I hope to be … a successful accountant

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