Tecumseh’s Athlete of the Week: Hard work wins

Davey Berner

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Davey Berner

Name: Davey Berner

School: Tecumseh High School

Grade: 12

Sports: Football, baseball and basketball

Claim to fame/honors: 2nd team CBC defensive end sophomore year football, 2nd team CBC infielder junior year baseball

Words you live by: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

Toughest opponent: Football-Bellefontaine; Basketball-Jonathan Alder; Baseball-Kenton Ridge or Jonathan Alder

Biggest influence: My parents and coaches

Game-day ritual: I eat a chicken bacon ranch sub from Subway, but without the ranch, and I add American cheese, vinegar and oil, salt and pepper and Parmesan cheese.

What's on your bedroom walls: Action shots from football and my Allstate good hands awards for football and baseball

When I'm bored I like to … go fishing with friends or listen to country music

Favorite movie: Remember the Titans

Person who would play you in a movie: Dwayne Johnson

Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds

Favorite musical artist: Luke Bryant

Favorite book: Underdogs by Mike Lupica

Favorite home-cooked meal: Biscuits and gravy

Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse or Studebakers

Whose mind would you like to read: Coach Hale because it is hard to tell sometimes if he is in a good mood or if he's mad and about to rip someone

Place where you'd love to travel: Rocky Mountains

Talent you'd like to have: I would like to be able to throw a baseball 100 mph.

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Bo Jackson

Favorite team: Ohio State Buckeyes

Something in the world I'd like to change: I would like to change how some war veterans are disrespected. They fought for our country and should be treated with respect for that.

Favorite sports moment: Beating Urbana and Shawnee on the road back to back weeks, both by three points. Beating Vandalia Butler in the second round of the state baseball tournament freshman year.

Favorite junk food: Chocolate-covered donuts, candy bars

Best thing about your favorite sport: The competitive nature and the bonds formed with teammates

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