2017 Big 22: William Gruber, Hickory

Hickory Hornets high school football Big 22 nominee

Will Gruber, Hickory

HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – Senior wide receiver William Gruber returns after pulling in 28 receptions for 655 yards as a junior. He also rushed for 107 yards and finished with nine total touchdowns. On defense, Gruber accumulated 27 tackles and three interceptions.

Question: What is your strength on the field?
Answer: I think in-game adjustments. The way I can react to a ball or react to situations in a game, pick up things in a game and talk to coach about it and see what we can do to adjust things. Especially at halftime, when we come in and talk about what we can do better, what we have to fix. Just the way that I can think about what’s going on on the field and do it and actually perform, I think that’s pretty special.

Question: What is your best physical attribute?
Answer: I’d say the speed or my ability to catch the ball.

Question: What player did you watch and use as a role model?
Answer: Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Just the way he runs routes, the way he always got a smile on his face and, if something bad happens, he’s always picking guys up. The way he’s able to run routes, his speed, his hands, everything he does. You see guys in the NFL getting into trouble and he stays clean. So, he’s a role model for me.

Question: What’s it like to be a Big 22 candidate?
Answer: Thinking about it, it’s an honor to be a candidate for that Big 22 because I know great players like last year’s Chuck made it. Following him, I want to project the school out like that. Right now it’s more about the team.

Name: William Gruber
Position: Wide Reciever
Grade: Senior
School: Hickory Hornets

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