Faces of Jackson County: Colby Clark

Interview by Jefferson High School business communication student Cheyenne Pendley

Meet Colby Clark! Colby is a senior at Jefferson High School and is the starting quarterback for the Varsity Dragon football team. He lives in Jefferson with his parents, Heather and Chad, and his brother Kyle. Other than playing football, he enjoys hanging out with his friends and watching football. Colby plans to pursue his football career in college and maybe even coach one day.

Question: What inspired you to play football?
Answer: “I’d say growing up in a family that loves football. My dad, he’s always coaching me, since 7th grade, and he still continues to coach me. He taught me, for the most part, everything I know about football.”

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Jackson County, and what do you love to eat there?
A: “Bojangles. My favorite thing there is the Cajun chicken and cheese biscuit.”

Q: Who was your favorite teacher growing up?
“Mrs. Beusse.”

Q: If you could pick any coach to help you on the field this season, who would it be?
A: “Coach Ray.”

Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met in Jackson County?
A: “Tic because he doesn’t care what anyone thinks, and he loves Jefferson football.”

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
A: “Colorado, so I could go ski.”

Q: What is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?
A: “’Transformers.’”

Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “Live everyday like your last.”

Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “To own a monkey.”

Q: What are 3 bands you would like to see (dead or alive) ?
A: “Nickleback, Metallica, Luke Combs”

Q: With whom would you love to have lunch? And where locally would you have this lunch?
A: “Ray Lewis, at Bojangles.”

Q: What is your favorite thing about Jackson County?
A: “It’s a small county, and everyone knows each other.”

Q: Where do you see yourself in five to 10 years?
A: “Coaching football at a high school.”

Q: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: “Before games, I listen to slow instrumental music.”

Q: What three words mean home to you?
A: “Family, friends, and football”

Thank you so much for following this community project, The Faces of Jackson County! If you have a positive member of our community that you would like to nominate please email Brad Abernathy at rbradabernathy@gmail.com.

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