DITR: DE Roddy Joe Hebert, University View Academy

Roddy Joe Hebert, a rising defensive end from University View Academy, stands at 6 feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. Hebert has played eight seasons of year-round travel tackle football. Hebert is known for his perseverance and dedication to the game.

Hebert’s perseverance is one of his greatest qualities. Hebert believes that being a member of a football team is about more than just winning; it’s about belonging to a brotherhood. His commitment and motivation on the field are fueled by this friendship.

Over the years, Hebert has improved significantly, especially with his handwork. This improvement has been crucial in helping him go past offensive lines and defeat opponenets who often outweigh him. His fast hands and quick blast-off from the line of scrimmage are among his greatest strengths, allowing him to apply pressure in the backfield and disrupt plays with impressive efficiency.

Hebert says, “There is nothing like getting into the backfield, applying pressure, and disrupting plays,” perfectly expressing his enthusiasm for his defensive position. He is a dangerous presence on the field because of his capacity to breach offensive lines and cause havoc in the backfield.

As Hebert continues to develop and refine his skills, he stands out as a rising star in high school football. Thanks to his unwavering work ethic, good handwork, and quick reflexes, he will continue to be a vital player tocoming season watch in the ups. Roddy Joe Hebert has the football brotherhood’s support and his unrelenting determination, which will help him make a big impact both on and off the field.

How did you get started in football, and what inspired you to play the sport?

I got started in football when I met my stepdad. He was big into football, and he inspired me to play and become part of something bigger than me.

Can you share a memorable moment or game that stands out in your football career so far?

A memorable moment was when I got my first sack in my career. Showing myself I could, in fact, play this sport.

What positions do you enjoy playing the most, and why?

I enjoy playing Defensive End the most because it fits how I play football. There is nothing like getting into the backfield applying pressure and disrupting the play.

How do you balance schoolwork and football during the season?

 I school at home with University View Academy so I can finish my work early. This gives me extra time to focus on football.

What aspects of your game do you feel you have improved upon the most since you started playing?

I have improved the most on my hand work to get past the offensive line and overcome players bigger than me. Quick hands and quick feet. 

What are your individual goals for the upcoming football season?

My goal this season is to play as hard as I can, get good film, and start getting on the college coaches’ radar. 

Are there any professional football players you look up to, and if so, why? 

T.J. Watt is someone I look up to because his Defensive End skills on the field are amazing but also, off the field, he contributes to the community.

How do you stay motivated during practices and training sessions, especially when facing tough drills or exercises?

I stay motivated because my stepdad continues to push me to be the best, and I want to prove to myself that I am more than a kid who’s been forgotten.

What advice would you give to other young players? 

I would tell the younger players not to give up when the game gets hard. The more you practice, the more fun the game will be. 

Aside from football, what is an interesting fact about you? 

 Aside from football, I am one of 6 children, and family is the most important to me. 

Which college would you most like to play for? 

 The college I want to play for is Southeastern Louisiana University. I want to study Business and SLU has great programs for that.

How was the Gridiron Camp?

Gridiron football camp was a good experience it showed me what coaches look for in a Student-athlete and what I will personally need to get better.