Player Spotlight: Nick Neuenfeldt

Interview with Chaparral Quarterback

Our next interview comes from one of the state's most versatile athletes, Nick Neuenfeldt. Nick is like a linebacker playing quarterback at 6'3 230. Look for Nick to get recruiting attention at multiple positions. What were your stats from last season?
Nick Neuenfeldt:
These are unofficial but it was around 50 for 110, 850 yards, 7 TDs and 3 INTs in 9 games at QB. I also rushed for 150 yards on 40 carries and 4 TDs.

24-7: What is your official height and weight?

Nick: My official height and weight is 6'3" 233 lbs.

24-7: What is your greatest football memory?
My very first varsity football game against Shadow Mountain when I ran for two touchdowns and threw for two touchdowns.

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

Nick: My goals for the upcoming season are to lead my team to a state championship.


24-7: How did you prepare for the upcoming season?

Nick: I work out 4 days a week at school where I lift and run. I also train with Alex Semenik 6 days a week, 4 lifting days and 2 running days.  I have attended the Nike Camp at Stanford, the ASU Camp, the U of A camp and the Stanford camp.

24-7: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?

Nick: I have really been working on my passing accuracy and arm strength, as well as my leadership skills.  I plan to continue working on and improving in these areas.


24-7: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?

Nick: Trevor Hankins (TE/P), Spencer Rothery (RB), Kyle Williams (RB/DB), Matt Boatman (MLB), Charlie Campbell, (DB), Travis Blanchard (WR) and Vince Coleman (RB/WR).


24-7: Name one teammate you really respect and why?

Nick: Spencer Rothery because he is one of the toughest runners I've seen. Although he is not the biggest or fastest runner he can still lay a juke on someone or just run them over.


24-7: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?

Nick: To get a full scholarship, be a contributor to the team and hopefully lead them to a bowl game.

24-7: Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?

Nick: UTEP, Stanford, Colorado State, Cal, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Penn, Army, San Diego State, ASU, Duke, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Oregon State and Utah.  I have received offers from Colorado State and UTEP.

24-7: What would your top 5 college choices be?
These are in no order but I would have to say UTEP, Stanford, ASU, Cal and Utah.  I am also looking at a few Ivy League schools.

24-7: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?

Nick: I would have to say Richie Brockel (Greenway LB that signed with Boise State) because he was the only one that really hit me hard.

24-7: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?

Nick: Sunnyside because they have a lot of heart and they had shutdown corners.

24-7: What other sports do you play?
I played varsity basketball as a sophomore but took this year off to focus on football.

24-7: What are your best lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40?
Nick: Bench-355 lbs. Squat-470 lbs. Power clean- 300 lbs. 40 yard dash-4.52 (electric)

24-7: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
I think he would describe me as a hard worker as well as a great athlete that can contribute from any position.

24-7: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Daunte Culpepper is my favorite athlete.  I feel like I resemble him because we are both big dual-threat quarterbacks.


24-7: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"Get It Done" by my trainer Alex Semenik.  He repeatedly says this to me everyday during my workouts.


24-7: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
You can expect a multi dimensional offense as well as a shutdown defense from beginning of the season until the end.

24-7: What position do you think you will play in college?
It will be between QB, TE, LB or S.

24-7: What can a college program expect from you as a player?
They can expect an athletic kid that will come in and contribute immediately to the program whether it be on the field or off.


The staff at 24-7 would like to thank Nick for his time and wish him luck during the upcoming season. Anyone wishing to contact Nick may email

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