Senior Spotlight: Brendan Urke

Brendan's most exciting moment of his life so far is when he did a flip off a diving board when I was 7.

Editor's note: Throughout the school year Northfield Patch will profile Northfield High School senior athletes.

Brendan Urke

What sports do you play during the year?
Football, weightlifting and track.

Who was your favorite athlete growing up and why?
Tyson Gay, U.S. Track and Field because he beat Usain Bolt’s 2008 WR Time.

How would you describe yourself in three words or less?
Heart, underdog, effort

What is your favorite subject in school?
Math (any class) or engineering with Mr. Woitolla.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be and why?
Tom Brady—it would be cool to be the best.

Do you have a favorite sports memory that sticks out to you?
70-yard interception for TD sophomore year.

What is your favorite quote and who said it?
“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”—Unknown

What song do you listen to before games to get you pumped up?
I listen to strings to stay calm.

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why?
Ireland, because of the climate.

What has been the most exciting moment in your life so far?
The first time I did a flip off a diving board when I was 7.

What are your plans next year?
Go to college to study mechanical engineering.


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