Editor's note: In honor of the start of the Libertyville High School football season, I stopped by the varsity football practice on Tuesday to interview some players who volunteered. I'll be featuring these profiles over the next several days. Be sure to check out the team's schedule for this season. Go Wildcats!
Name: Conor Simpson
Position: Running back and corner
1. What's great about the team this year? We have a lot of heart on this team, and we're all basically best friends.
2. Who will be your toughest opponent this season? Stevenson. They have a lot of talent. They're our rivals. We play them week four (Sept. 20).
3. What do you love about playing football? It's a passionate sport. It takes a lot of work. And the excitement on Friday nights—there's nothing like it.
4. Who's your favorite player in the NFL right now?Devin Hester. He's all about speed. He's an exciting player to watch.
5. What do you do when you're not playing football? Work out with my personal trainer, Derek Blanchard. And I eat.