Player Spotlight: Connor Hearn

24-7 sits down with Brophy quarterback Connor Hearn.

Our next spotlight comes from Brophy signal caller Connor Hearn.  Last season Hearn led the Broncos deep into the playoffs.  He may take the claim to best quarterback in Arizona the next couple of seasons.  Here's what he had to say.


24-7: What were your stats from last season?

Connor: 118/226, 1894 yards and 22 TDs.


24-7: What is your official height, weight, bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard time?

Connor: 5'11 180 pounds, bench-200, squat-350, clean-230 and 40 was 4.9


24-7: What is your favorite football moment in your career?

Connor: My favorite moment from last season was beating St. Mary's 17-16 in front of over 10,000 people.  Craziest game I've ever played in.


24-7: What are your strengths as a football player?

Connor: Staying calm in tight situations and overall decision making.


24-7: What are your weaknesses as a football player?

Connor: I need to become a better runner and work more on my deep ball.


24-7: Name some teammates people need to watch out for?

Connor: Mike Callaghan(DB) should do some awesome things on defense and Matt Smith (WR/DB) will be a great wide-out on the other side of the ball. Cole Graybill (TE/LB) is coming off a great season in Texas and will be good on both sides of the ball.  Also watch out for Blake Behrens (OL/DL), Rahnee Dennard(RB/LB), Mike Gianolla (WR/DB), Steve Pursley (FB/LB), Andrew Serrano (LB) and Nick Natale (RB).


24-7: What are your goals for this upcoming season?

Connor: To lead my team on offense and do my best to get everyone involved and just make plays.


24-7: What are you doing to prepare for next season?

Connor: Lifting with the team, throwing every week, and I'll start going to a trainer, Alex Semenik, I also kick on Sunday's with Charlie Gorham.


24-7: What other sports do you play?

Connor: Soccer, I am currently playing with my club team, Sereno.


24-7: Who is currently recruiting you? Any early offers yet?

Connor: Just a few letters for camps.   No offers.


24-7: How would your coach describe you as a player?

Connor: I am a hard worker, a competitor, and I hate to lose.


24-7: Who is your favorite professional athlete in any sport and why?

Connor: Drew Breese because he is undersized, but dominates at the highest level.


24-7: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received who did you hear it from?

Connor: To never be satisfied because there is always room for improvement.


24-7: Who is the most influential person in your life?

Connor: My parents because of all they have accomplished and their support for me.


24-7: What can we expect from the Brophy Broncos next season?

Connor: We have the experience and talent to go deep into the playoffs again and win a state championship.


24-7: Will you be attending any camps this summer?

Connor: Stanford Nike Camp or maybe NRTA and some other QB camps.


24-7: Opposing coaches say you are a smart quarterback.  How does that make you feel?

Connor: It makes me feel good because it means they will always prepare their defenses and give us a challenge week in and week out.


24-7: Who is the toughest opponent you've played against? What football program do you respect most?

Connor: Probably PV; they had a great team.  I respect Loyola High School in Los Angeles which is another Jesuit school just because I grew up there and they're rich in tradition.


24-7: What are your goals as far as playing football and or college?

Connor: Getting to a D1 school and making a big impact.


24-7: What do you like most about the game of football?

Connor: The big games, big crowds and the competitiveness.


We wish Connor and rest of the Broncos the best of luck this season.  Anyone interested in contacting Connor can email me

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