Player Spotlight: Kole Calhoun

24-7 sits down with the Hawks signal caller.

Our next spotlight comes from two year starter Kole Calhoun, from Buckeye. Kole has been one of the most competitive quarterbacks in the state of Arizona. In addition Kole is a standout pitcher on the Hawks baseball team. Here's what this multi-sport player had to say.

24-7: What were your official stats from last season?
Kole: Sophomore and Junior stats combined are all I have. att./366,- comp/166, yds./2241, td's/23, int./22 all the above are in 18 games.

24-7:
What is your official height weight, bench, squat and power clean?
Kole: ht. 5'9", 170 lbs, Bench 255, Squat 385, clean 215.

24-7:
What is you best football moment in your career?
Kole: Throwing 4 TD passes and 265yds in last game of soph. year.

24-7:
What are your strengths as a football player?
Kole: Arm strength and understanding of the game.

24-7:
What are you weaknesses as a football player?
Kole: I try to do too much instead of letting the game come to me.

24-7:
Who are some teammates people need to watch out for?
Kole: Without question Jacob Mayfield at wide receiver, he is as good as anyone, and our 3 senior linemen, (Craig Schindler/center, Derek Jonovich/tackle, and Cody Hansen/guard).

24-7:
What can we expect from your team next season?
Kole: Our team goal is to win region, my personal goals are to limit my interceptions and understand defenses a lot more.

24-7:
What are your goals for next season?
Kole: I'll be watching a lot of film with the coaches and I'll start throwing to receivers a lot earlier. Weight training and running are a part of my everyday routine.

24-7:
Do you play any other sports?
Kole: Baseball and Soccer.

24-7:
Are there any schools currently recruiting you?
Kole: A lot of schools are recruiting me for baseball and understand I am interested in football too.

24-7:
How would your coach describe you as a player?
Kole: He always says how competitive I am, He knows I hate to lose.

24-7:
Who is your favorite professional athlete and why?
Kole: John Elway, because he was a great leader, and he refused to lose.

24-7:
What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten? Who did you get it from?
Kole: Coach Barnes is always saying a great quote. "Adversity does not build character, it reveals it."

24-7:
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
Kole: My dad, because no matter what happens, his family always comes first.

24-7:
What can we expect from your team next season?
Kole: We expect to win every game next year, but we won't make excuses if we lose.

24-7:
Will you be attending any camps this summer?
Kole: The coaches here prefer we work with QBs. They were all QBs in college or high school so the quarterbacks work just with our coaches. We throw in a lot of passing leagues and tournaments.

24-7:
Which program do you respect and why?
Kole: Toughest opponent would have to be Cactus, the program is top notch. Coach Fetkenhier is a great coach.

24-7:
What are your goals as far as playing in college?
Kole: My goal is to go to college for sure. Which ever school makes the best offer and shows the most interest is the school I'll be talking to.

24-7:
What is your favorite thing about the game of football?
Kole: The lights, There is no other feeling in the world like when you walk on to that field on a Friday night!

24-7:
How did the Buckeye program get over the steroid problem a few years ago?
Kole: I can't go into detail about this subject. There is no problem in that area at our school any longer. Coach Barnes specifically tells us to focus on what we can control and not worry about the past.

24-7 would like to thank Kole for taking the time to answer our questions. We also would like to thank Buckeye head coach Bobby Barnes for helping set up this interview. The staff at 24-7football wish Kole, coach Barnes and the rest of the Buckeye team the best of luck this season. Anyone interested in contacting Kole can contact me at mike@24-7football.com


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