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  • ZANE SMITH — Notre Dame football


    Profile of Notre Dame Juggler Zane Smith.

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    Team: Utica-Notre Dame Jugglers
    Sport: Football
    Position: Wide Receiver, Kicker
    Age: 18
    Year in school: Senior
    Sport to play: Baseball
    Sport to watch: College Baseball
    Athlete: Sebastian Janikowski
    Team: New York Giants
    Subject in school: Gym
    Movie: Step Brothers
    TV show: Brickleberry
    Actor: Will Ferrell
    Song: ‘Fast Car’ by Tracy Chapman
    Musician: Meek Mill
    Food: Meatball and Sausage Calzone
    Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
    Sports are like nothing else. They can excite you pr potentially make you cry in a simple tick of the clock. I love sports because they put you in a mood that nothing else can. I also love the bond that I have with my teammates.
    What is your most memorable athletic moment?
    My most memorable athletic moment was when I kicked a game-winning field goal against my hometown, Ilion, to win 31-30. I have kicked at Ilion High School hundreds of times on my own and it is where I taught myself how to kick.
    Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why.
    Tim Tebow inspires me quite a bit. With most people doubting him, he can lead a football team to a win. He works and plays potentially harder than anybody in the game.
    What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
    The hardest part to do while being a student-athlete is finding extra time to take extra batting practice, working out or kicking field goals. School must come before sports.
    What are your plans after graduating from high school?
    I have been accepted through early-decision to attend Division I Bryant University to play baseball. I plan on majoring in Business. Bryant University is located near Providence, Rhode Island. I signed my letter of intent on November 14, 2012. Bryant University Plays in the Northeast Conference (NEC). Their nickname is the Bulldogs of which I have one at home and the town is actually called Smithfield.
    appeared in November 16, 2012 print edition of The Telegram