Having played football for 13 years, Eddie Loos is hard at work this summer and proving to be an asset to his team at Foundation Academy. He made all-county, all-district and all-state teams last year, and coach Brad Lord often refers to him as “an animal.”
What is the biggest challenge about football?
Beating a double-team. You have to pick the weakest man to go after. Usually after a couple plays, you have to figure out who that is. I can usually figure it out by testing both to see who is quicker on their feet.
What makes a game successful for you?
Every game I have a goal to make a certain number of tackles. If that doesn’t happen, it’s a bad game for me. My goal is more than 5 tackles. If I don’t get more than 5, I get down on myself.
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you?
Don’t stress about college and to watch my mouth, because I get angry quick. And to let the game come to me and not try to be the hero all the time.
What is your favorite position?
D-line all the way. On O-line, you can’t hold, and I like to grab people. I like tackling.
You also play basketball for Foundation, so how is it going from football to basketball during the year?
My first love was basketball, and actually in ninth grade, I wanted to quit football. But getting back to football ever year is the easiest. Basketball is kind of hard, because you’re running a lot more and shooting.
How often do you workout to stay in shape for football?
It’s a must every day. Usually, if I’m not in the weight room, I’m playing basketball or swimming. I’m always doing a sport. There’s no free time for me.
What do you like to do when you’re doing sports?
I like to go fishing. In my neighborhood, we have some ponds or I go out on the lake. I’ve fished all my life.
Are you a dog or cat person?
Cats. I’m terrified of dogs. Anything that has teeth and can bite me, I’m terrified of. But cats just get me.
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