January 31, 2023

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Rising Star: Brentyn Meeks

Brentyn Meeks receiving All-American Jr. Game Jersey. (Photo taken by Jason Saucier)

Brentyn Meeks is a 14-year-old Running Back and Defensive Back for the Rosepine Eagles in Louisiana. Brentyn is a 5’7″ 145 lb 8th grader who runs a 5.09 40-yard dash. Brentyn also benches 150 lbs and squats 310 lbs. Brentyn has an older brother who played in the LGF senior All-American Game.

Brentyn Meeks Q&A

  1. What inspired you to start playing football?

I grew up playing football with my family. 

2. How long have you been playing football?

I’ve been playing football for about 5-6 years.

3. What position do you play on the team?

I play Defensive Back and Running Back. I like playing Defense a bit more.

4. Who is your role model in football and why?

My Step-dad is a good football role model. He’s taught me much about when I mess up and how I can fix those incidents.

5. How do you prepare for a game mentally and physically?

I try not to be nervous pre-game. I like to listen to music and focus on the task at hand.

6. What is the most challenging aspect of playing football?

Moving on from mistakes is a bit challenging. Coaches sometimes don’t know when a player knows they messed up and this can get frustrating.

7. What is the most rewarding aspect of playing football?

Making a play and knowing when you did something right is rewarding and satisfying.

8. Can you tell me about a memorable game or moment in your football career?

The All-American Bowl was memorable, fun and I learned a lot from it. I came there expected to play 1 position and left knowing how to play multiple positions, including defensive end.

9. How do you balance schoolwork and football practice?

The good thing about my school is that I can complete my homework in school without worrying about post-practice academics.

10. What advice would you give to a beginner just starting to play football?

Some advice that I can give to a football beginner is just to listen to what your coach says because 9/10 they know more than the player.

11. What are your goals for this season?

My main goal for the upcoming seasons is to be a starter on the varsity team as a ninth grader.

12. How does your team work together to achieve success?

My team is not every man for himself. If someone is doing something wrong then we will help them, or whatever it takes to get a win.

13. How do you handle the pressure of playing in a big game?

The pressure of being in a big game does not really affect me. By treating the big games as a regular game, my performance may even be better. Having fun is most important for me and why I play well in these types of games.

14. What are your future plans for football (high school, college, etc)?

Try to get into the best school that I can so I can show them who I am and why they need me. I do not want to plan too far ahead so I will take it one step at a time and see where my football path leads me.

15. What is the most important lesson you have learned from playing football?

The most important lesson that football has taught me is that you shouldn’t let things that bother you affect your future. If you get knocked down, then get back up. Have as much fun as you can because nobody lives forever.

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