The linebacker position fits the personality of Cascade Christian Cougars football player Damon Davis perfectly.
Davis, a starter at linebacker and offensive guard since his sophomore season, loves the physicality of football.
“My favorite part of the game is defense,” he said. “I like the idea of running downhill and hitting people and trying to get the ball back.”
The Cougars return a host of starters from a 2013 team that went 11-1 and advanced to the Class 1A semifinals.
“We are a strong team and have spent a lot of time in the weight room,” he said. “It’s going to be a good year. We just got to stay together, be strong and make the plays when they count.”
Recently The Herald had an opportunity to ask Davis a few questions about his life away from the football field.
The Herald: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Damon Davis: I would like to go play football in college. I also would like to get a degree in psychology.
TH: What is your biggest pet peeve?
DD: My biggest pet peeve is when people ask dumb questions.
TH: Who is your pick to win the Super Bowl in February 2015?
DD: I’m going to have to go with the Seattle Seahawks. They have been my team for a long time so I’m going to have to stick with them.
TH: Who was your idol growing up?
DD: Ray Lewis. He had the mentality that he didn’t care what it was going to take, he was just going to get there. That is what it takes to become great.
TH: Where is your favorite place to eat in Puyallup?
DD: Famous Dave’s. Barbecue is good.
TH: What is something unique about you that nobody would know?
DD: I can move pretty quick for a big guy. People underestimate that about me. (Davis is 5-foot-10, 225 pounds).
TH: What was your favorite sports team growing up?
DD: The New Orleans Saints. My favorite player growing up was Reggie Bush. I saw his speed growing up and wanted to be fast like that.
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