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2020 PFN Player Preview: Jimmy Cage, Penncrest

Written by: on Sunday, June 7th, 2020


Jimmy Cage


Class of 2022

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 165

Position: Quarterback

Twitter: @jimmycage_23

Why do you play football?

Ever since I called my first play in the huddle as a quarterback I knew this is what I really loved doing. It became my favorite sport very quickly and I’ve only loved the game more and more since the day I started playing. 


How have you been preparing for the upcoming season during the pandemic?

Fortunately, my brother David is going to be a wide receiver at Widener. So I have been throwing to him a lot during the pandemic. Additionally, I have been lifting three to four times a week.


What are your thoughts on last season? 

We had our ups and downs but with many injuries and a small group of guys, that is expected. What is very important is that we grew exponentially from our previous season. We started about seven to eight sophomores so we are coming into this season with more experience.


How do you continue to build a culture with the underclassman?

I try my best to interact with the underclassmen just as much as I do with my closest friends on the team. It is extremely important for the underclassmen to be able to rely on me. I hold myself accountable to make them feel as comfortable as possible.


What are your expectations for the team this year?

Our main goal is to make the postseason for the first time since 2017. That goal is possible with the beef coming back up front including Jeremy Lehmann, Brian Loeper, and Connor McCarney. Additionally, the incoming sophomore class is very talented. 


What are your personal expectations for this year?

My goal has never been to get any award or to put up crazy statistics. Football is a team sport. I just want to do enough in order to help the team win.


Describe the atmosphere during a home game

The atmosphere of a home game at Penncrest is unreal. I will never forget the homecoming game last season against Harriton. My touchdown pass to Kam Vaughn was the go ahead score with under one minute remaining, and the crowd was louder than I’ve ever heard.  The town of Media has our backs win, lose, or draw. 


Describe one key event that changed your life in a positive way

In the homecoming game against Harriton, that game winning touchdown pass was the best thing that could have happened to me. This was not just because of the win or the stats. It was because it made me realize that I needed to become more of a vocal and team leader.


How do you support the other sports teams at your school?

I attend lots of Penncrest sporting events in order to support all of my friends. Those sports include basketball, volleyball, and baseball.


Do you help out in the community?

In the community, I help out at service during church and volunteer to referee youth sport games.


Who is your favorite athlete and why?

My favorite athlete is DeShaun Watson. I love watching Watson because of his toughness and ability to escape the pocket. He is the type of quarterback when he takes a hit, you know he is going to get back up.


When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?

When I am not training with my teammates, I am usually hanging out with them. The brotherhood is more than just on the field. Spending time with them off the field is just as important as on the field during practice, or in the locker room.


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