Senior profiles: Eddie Lanning
Question: What are some of your strengths as a football player, and what are some of the things you’ve had to work at the hardest to become the player you are?
Answer: I’m strong and I’m good at moving people around. The things I’ve worked on the most are my footwork and foot speed.
Q: What does it mean to you to be a Chieftain and what do you want your legacy to be?
A: It means I get to put on a show and represent my hometown. I also get to carry the torch passed through my family.
Q: What are some of the ways that you show senior leadership to your underclassman teammates?
A: I try to be an example of emotional intelligence. I want to show them what emotion is appropriate for the situation.
Q: What other sports do you play, besides football, and what is your favorite sport and why?
A: I do track but football is my favorite of the two. I love football because of the brotherhood that I have with my team and because there’s no better feeling than (thousands of) screaming fans looking at you under the lights.
Q: What are some of your top athletic accomplishments or memories?
A: I got a varsity letter in football last year even though I played half a season.
Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals or routines?
A: Only the ones we do as a team, like walking the field or jamming out in the locker room.
Q: Any hobbies?
A: I like to travel and sightsee. I’ve been to or through most of the states.
Q: What do you want to do when you are an adult, and why?
A: I want to go into business management or marketing because I enjoy interacting with people.
Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your life, and why?
A: My older brother Matt. As an MMA champion of his weight class, he set the bar for excellence that I strive to achieve.
Q: Favorite college team?
A: Ohio State.
Q: Favorite television show?
A: South Park.
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Q: Favorite video game?
A: League of Legends.
Q: What's your favorite school subject, and why?
A: Ancient history just because I find it interesting.