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Interview with Dhany W. Dye 2014 High School Football All-Star Player

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Dhany how old are you and what year were you born?

I am 17 years old and I was born in 1997.

Do you have any nick names?

Yes, my family members call me Bullet. I got that name from one of my older cousins that I use to hang around.

What school are you currently attending and what’s your classification?

I am currently attending Coral Gables Sr. High School. I am a Senior and I will graduate June of 2015.

Do you have any siblings?

Yes, I have three older brothers. Keith, Wilson and Jevon.

Where did you grow up as  a kid?

I grew up in a small town called South Miami.

Were you always a big kid?

At the age of 4 or 5, I increased my weight. So yes I was always a big kid.

What was it like growing up in South Miami?

It was fun, you grow up pretty fast. You must learn to abide by the rules.

What did you do to keep out of trouble?

I played sports. Lots of sports to keep active.

Did you play any Youth Football?

I played Pee Wee’s to 65 lbs after that I was always to heavy and I couldn’t make the weight.

Dhany, I do know as a young kid that you played youth basketball. What was the reason for playing youth basketball?

I played basketball to stay out of trouble and to stay in shape. Also to get my foot work right so that when I played high school football  I would have good foot work skills.

When did you stop playing basketball and started focusing on football?

In high school, around my 10 grade spring year, my football coaches told me that I should not play basketball anymore because I ran the risk of getting injured and it could affect my football chances. So I started focusing my energy towards football.

What position do you play?

I play defensive  tackle and any position  on the offensive line.

Which side of the football do you prefer to play on?

I Like defense because I like tackling my opponent and it’s fun. 

Is there any football player that you immolate your game after?

Yes, I like Nadumoki Suh. I like his aggressiveness, physical over powering strength and his constant motor. He never gives up on a play.

So tell me Dhany are you in the weight room?

Yes, I am in the weight room and I am doing my field work which involves cardio. At this time I am currently weighing 350 lbs. and I am training to get my weight down to 315 lbs.

What was your best football game that you played in this year?

I would say the game against Killian Sr High School. I was pretty much over powering my opponent; It felt easy. I had a lot of tackles. I also had a sack on the quarter back.

How did it feel to be selected to play in the North vs South All Star High School Football Game?

It felt great, I achieved  something that I dreamed of since I started playing high school football.

How well did you play in the All Star Game?

I played fairly well. I had six tackles.

Did you make any friends?

Yeah, I made a lot of friends. It was fun because the people that I played against we are now playing on the same team and that was pretty cool.  

What will you be doing now since the football season is over?

I am focusing on school, loosing weight, working out and  getting prepared for college.  

So do you have a personal trainer.

Yes, Joey Vergess known as Mad Dog is my personal trainer. 

What are some of the colleges that are showing an interest in you?

Several schools are Akron University, University of Minnesota Christian and Marcell University. 

What do you like about high school?

I like to meet knew friends and I like to continue to learn new things in a school setting. When I am in school I am learning something new every day. 

I want to say heads up to the future players to take school seriously. Because in the long run you are going to need a good education if you wish to play sports on a colligate level.

Mrs. Katherine, mother of Dhany, I have a few questions for you.

What do you love about your son?

I love Dhany because of his humbleness. He is very concern about his family and their needs.

What is Dhany’s favorite meal?

His favorite food is pasta and what ever I cook.

Did you know that Dhany would grow to become such a big kid?

No, I didn’t know. But as I researched his  father’s  family history then I knew that he would become a big man. 

Dhany, who is your role model?

My Mom and Dad are my role models. Just growing up and watching them face all the adversary that they went through and to over come it. I am proud of them and I love them.I have great parents; my mother kept me involved in church activities and I thank her for keeping me active in the church environment.   

Dhany Sports Elite wishes you great success as you prepare for your collegiate  career. I look forward in seeing you developing into a great young man and hopefully obtain a career in the NFL.

By Worrell C. Troup