D6 Athlete of the Week - Braden Asmus
"Braden is an exceptional athlete who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, skill, and sportsmanship throughout his time on our football team. Braden's versatility as a wide receiver and cornerback is a huge asset to our team.
On the offensive side of the ball, he consistently exhibits remarkable agility and speed, which makes him a threat to opposing defenses. His ability to and ability to score anytime he touches the ball has played a pivotal role in our team's success this season.
Braden's contributions extend beyond just the offensive side of the game. As a cornerback, he excels in shutting down opponents' passing attacks. His exceptional anticipation, quick reflexes, and ability to read the game make him a reliable anchor in our defensive lineup.
What truly distinguishes Braden, however, is his leadership both on and off the field. He leads by example, pushing himself and his teammates to achieve their best. His work ethic and commitment to improving not only benefit him individually but also inspire the entire team to strive for excellence." - Jeremy Hayden, Head Football Coach
Student Name: Braden Asmus
School: Northridge High School
Sport(s): Football; Track & Field
Position(s): Wide Receiver & Cornerback
Stats: First two games - 9 receptions for 197 yards and touchdowns. 3rd game - 5 catches for 103 yards with a touchdown and 68 yards rushing with a touchdown.
Tell us about your greatest athletic achievement to date:
"Winning state in the 4x200 with my relay team: Reece, Issac, and Jayden."
What are your goals for this season?
"Help my team to make the playoffs."
How do athletics make you a better student?
"Athletics make me a better student by emphasizing the importance of team, grades, and having a strong work ethic."
What mental tool do you use when you're under pressure?
"When things get intense, I take a deep breath to help me relax."
What is the best part about competing?
"Developing life-long friendships with teammates."
What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?
"Attend college and run track."
What advice do you have for younger athletes who want to join your sport?
"Never give up. Each year, you will get better."
What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?
"'East Side of Sorrow' by Zach Bryan."
What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?
"Frosted Flakes or Honey Nut Cheerios."