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  • BOB PADDOCK JR. — Ilion football


    Profile of Ilion Golden Bomber Bob Paddock Jr.

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    Team: Ilion Golden Bombers
    Sport: Football, Basketball, Track and Field
    Position: Tight End, Defensive End, Long Snapper
    Age: 17
    Year in school: Senior
    Sports to play: Football, Basketball
    Sport to watch: Football
    Athlete: LeBron James
    Team: New York Football Giants
    Subject in school: Sports & Society
    Movie: Happy Gilmore
    TV show: Cops
    Actor: Adam Sandler
    Song: ‘Rollin’
    Band: Rush
    Food: Pizza
    Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
    What I enjoy most about sports is the competition and being a part of a team. Sports also help teach me discipline and how to work hard to achieve my goals.
    What is your most memorable athletic moment?
    Sacking the Camden quarterback on fourth and long in our first league game.
    Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why.
    Lawrence Taylor inspires me to go my hardest at all times because of his non-stop drive to be the best of his ability.
    What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
    I like to carry my hard work in the classroom onto the playing field. Considering school comes first and sports is a privilege, I like to refer to the term student-athlete.
    What are your plans after graduating from high school?
    Going to college for fire science and pursuing a career in the fire service.
    appeared in November 3, 2012 print edition of The Telegram

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