Hieko Malone is a 6’0″ 187 lbs tight end and defensive end playing for Newton High School under Coach Drew Johnston. A two-way player for the Eagles, Malone makes plays on both sides of the ball, and is someone who helps out this program. Check out our Q&A below!
When do you start playing football?
What is your favorite thing about playing football?
I just love the sport.
What have you learned the most from your coach?
It does not matter how many people you got or your size, give it your all
What is your favorite football memory?
Beating Daingerfield the last few seconds of the playoff game last season
What sports do you play outside of football?
Basketball and track
Who is the player you idolize your game after?
What is your favorite NFL team?
Who do you consider to be your role model?
How do you balance school and football?
Working hard and making sure I excel in both aspects
How do you prepare for a game?
I prepare through practice, paying attention to the scripts and what we do
What is your favorite pre/post-game meal?
Subway chicken teriyaki sandwich
Who is your favorite musical artist?
What is the best aspect of your game?
My pass rushing
What separates you from others?
My determination, I don’t give up
What is your definition of being a good teammate?
You care about your teammates, and help motivate them.