Athlete of the Week: Jon Yerkins, Miamisburg

Name: Jon Yerkins

School: Miamisburg

Sport: Baseball

Class: Junior

Age: 17

Claim to fame: Broke single-season record for triples

Bet you didn’t know: I also play football

Toughest opponent/why: Springboro. They are always a good team.

Favorite book: The Things They Carried

Favorite movie: The Avengers

Favorite TV show: Survivor

Favorite musical artist/song: Drake - God’s Plan

Favorite pro athlete/why: Antonio Brown. He’s not the biggest person but he always works hard

Favorite smell: Bacon

Favorite home cooked meal: Spaghetti

Game day rituals: None

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Chris Evans (Captain America), because he’s a very humble person.

Words you live by: Always give 110 percent

Biggest influence/why: My parents. They always support me

I am most annoyed by: Laziness

You can’t live without: My phone

Most embarrassing moment: Can’t remember

In 10 years, I’ll be: An engineer

Best thing about baseball: Winning

Worst thing about baseball: Losing

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

Favorite junk food: Reese’s cups

Favorite school subject: Math

Last DVD or video game I bought: Madden 18

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Steve Jobs

Love to trade places for a day with: Tom Brady

When I’m bored, I like to: Play video games

Worst habit: Not waking up to my alarms in the morning

On your bedroom walls: Sports posters

Talent I’d most like to have: To be able to read fast

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