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More than the Score

September 29, 2006

Pat Mertz
South Hagerstown
Football
Senior

Who has had the biggest influence on your life?

"My dad. He raised eight of us kids."

Why do you like the sport you play?

"I've always liked it but I never got the chance to play until high school."

Who is the best athlete you have competed against?

"Dee Mency. He's the most competitive and brings the most talent against me."

What is your proudest moment?

"When I scored two touchdowns last year against Brunswick."

What is your favorite Web site?

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"The MVAL Web site."

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

"I'd have to say Dan Marino. He's my favorite football player."

Who is your favorite ESPN personality?

"Chris Berman. He always comes up with funny stuff and I love hearing about it."

Do you have any pregame rituals?

"I usually pray to God and talk strategy to my team."

What are your career aspirations?

"I want to go to college and maybe play football."

What other extracurricular activities are you involved in?

"I play basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring."

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