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Triple Threat of the Week: Cody Smith, Suring

12/14/2017, 1:00pm CST
By Mark Miller

Name: Cody Smith

School: Suring High School

Grade: Senior

Football Honors: Earned first-team all-league recognition as a senior at running back in the Small Schools Division of the MONLPC ... Second-team all-conference pick as a senior at linebacker ... A 6-foot-0, 175-pound senior who was also chosen as honorable mention all-league as a hybrid player while competing for the Eagles and coach Mitch Taylor.

Basketball Honors: Three-year letter winner for coach James Keefe and the Eagles ... Currently averaging a team-high 9.2 rebounds per game while also netting 5.0 ppg ... Key player off the bench as a junior, helping Suring to a 19-6 record and a second-place finish in the Marinette & Oconto Conference. 

Baseball Honors: Two time honorable mention all-league pick in the Marinette & Oconto Conference as a infielder while competing for the co-op baseball program for Gillett/Suring. 

Favorite Sport: "Football is my favorite sport because it teaches you to work as a team. Nobody can win alone and because it teaches mental and physical toughness."

Best Part of High School Sports: "Being with your friends year round and always pushing each other to be the best that they can be."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "If you give it your all, you never have a reason to hang your head."

Most Memorable Moments in High School Sports: "Scoring the winning touchdown in an overtime football game against Laona/Wabeno my junior season."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Always having the camaraderie of your teammates and being able to play the sports you love all year long."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Training for all three sports throughout the whole year and still taking multiple college classes."

Favorite Opponent: "Crivitz, because no matter the sport, every game is close and the challenge is exciting."

Favorite Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Haha Clinton-Dix

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers, Oregon Ducks

Cumulative GPA: 3.785

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: Gunnar Patz, Coleman

Most Admired High School Teammate: "John Christensen because I always looked up to his work ethic and persistence."

College Plans: "I plan to attend MSOE and major in civil engineering."
 
Activities Outside of Sports: Youth football official, Faith Formation classes, volunteering at church, Student Council, Environmental Club, National Honor Society

I Find it Relaxing to: "Go for a ride on my UTV or ATV."

Favorite TV show: Burn Notice

Favorite Movie: Sandlot

Favorite Musical Artists: Toby Keith, Rodney Atkins

Favorite Subjects: Physics

Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite Website: Youtube.com

Family Members: Father, mother and sister.

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