Athlete of the Week: Parker Struve

Featured question and answer with Parker Struve

Ran for 268 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Alta-Aurelia


You had 37 carries last week. What do you do on a Saturday to get over the soreness after a workload that large? I usually sleep in late and get rest, then watch college football all day.

Do you have a particular pregame meal you use to fuel a performance like that? I go to one of my teammates’ houses and we usually have sliders or sandwiches.

What is more fun, running over someone or running away from someone? Definitely running over someone.

What is the most important skill for a running back to have? The most important skill is vision — to know when to hit cuts or where to go.

Do you prefer playing on turf or natural grass? Turf easily.

If you were in charge of giving it away, what kind of candy are you giving to kids on Halloween? Skittles or Mike and Ikes.

What is the scariest movie you have ever watched? “Paranormal Activity 4.”

If you were dressing up for Halloween, what costume would you wear? Superman.

Who will win the Super Bowl this year? New Orleans Saints.

What is your favorite subject in school? Foods class.

You are offered a free ticket to any event in the world, but it can’t be a football game. Where are you going to go? Front-row seats to a UFC fight.

What is something about yourself that would surprise people who don’t know you well? My favorite kind of music is country.

Who is your biggest role model and why? My older brother Damon because he pushes me to be better at everything I do.