Athlete of the Week: Donavin Wallace, Northmont High School

Name: Donavin Wallace

School: Northmont

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sports: Basketball, football, track

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Claim to fame/honors: Slot receiver earned first-team All-Greater Western Oho Conference West Division honors; played in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa; has earned three varsity letters in football, two in basketball and three in track; competes in 100, 4x100 relay and long jump

Bet you didn’t know … I tangoed in the sixth grade and got third place out of sixth- through eighth-graders

Words you live by: The work you put in now will always help you when you need it the most

Toughest opponent: Wayne in all three sports

Biggest influence: NFL receivers De’Anthony Thomas and Tavon Austin

Game-day rituals: I don’t eat anything before games

What’s on your bedroom walls? Medals, jerseys

When I’m bored I like to … play The Game 2K

Favorite movie: Meet Dave

Person who would play you in a movie: Kevin Hart

Favorite TV show: SpongeBob

Favorite musical artist: NBA YoungBoy

I can’t live without: My parents

I can live without: Jewelry

Event you’d like to attend: National football championship

Favorite book: Friday Night Lights

Favorite home-cooked meal: Taco salad

Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

Favorite smell: Taco seasonings

Favorite cereal: Marshmallow Rice Krispies

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

Vegetable you won’t eat: Zucchini

I’d love to trade places for a day with … LeBron James and Kevin Hart

Whose mind would you like to read? Albert Einstein

Place where you’d love to travel? Dubai

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite team: Ohio State

Favorite Olympic sport: Track

Something in the world I’d like to change: Racial injustice

Favorite sports moment: Beat undefeated Centerville in football this year

Favorite junk food: Iced honeybuns

Best thing about football: Brotherhood

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

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