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Triple Threat of the Week: Drew Hennessey, Highland

05/30/2019, 2:15pm CDT
By Mark Miller

Name: Drew Hennessey

School: Highland

Grade: 12

Football Honors: A 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker who was voted as co-Defensive Player of the Year in the Six Rivers Conference as a senior along with Cyrus Siegert of Cassville/Potosi ... All-league selection as a punter, kicker, offensive specialist and linebacker ... All-area punter and linebacker ... Team captain who finished prep career with 1,514 rushing yards, 981 receiving yards and 269 tackles.

Wrestling Honors: Won the WIAA Division 3 state championship at 220 pounds as a senior ... Finished the 2018-19 season with a 43-1 record ... Two-time conference, regional and sectional champion ... Voted conference and team MVP and a team captain ... Finished prep career with a 145-28 record with 99 pins.

Baseball Honors: All-Six Rivers Conference pick as a infielder ... Finished prep career with 139 hits, 28 home runs 113 RBI and an average of .481.

Favorite Sport: "My favorite sport is football because I like that it is a contact sport and I like working as a team."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports is playing with all of my friends and working together as a team."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice I've gotten from a coach is to stay true to who you are."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment in high school sports was when I won the 220-pound state title in wrestling my senior year."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part about playing three sports is how the atmosphere changes from sport to sport."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The most difficult part about playing three sports is managing my time with my academics and maintaining a social life."

Favorite Opponent: Potosi

Favorite Professional Teams: Packers, Brewers, Bucks

Favorite Professional Athlete: JJ Watt

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers, Minnesota Golden Gophers

Cumulative GPA: 3.1

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "The toughest invididual I've competed against was Scotty Pittz of Mineral Point."

Most Admired High School Teammate: "The teammate that I've admired the most is John Ross Linscheid."

College Plans: "I plan to attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth to continue my academic career in physical education and play football."

Activities Outside of Sports: "Some of the things I like to do outside of sports is riding snowmobiles in the winter and our ranger in the summer. I also enjoy boating and hanging out with friends."

I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to hang at home with my family."

Favorite TV show: Sports Center

Favorite Movie: When The Game Stands Tall

Favorite Musical Artist: Juice Wrld

Favorite Subject: Science

Favorite Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

Favorite Website: Youtube

Other Family Members: Rob, father; Sarah, mother; Myah and Anna, sisters. 

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