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2020 PFN Player Profiles: Antonio Rivera – Sun Valley @svvanguards @ANTONIO1RIVERA1

Written by: on Saturday, June 27th, 2020


NAME: Antonio Rivera
Year: 2021
School: Sun Valley High school
Positions(s): WR/CB
Jersey # 11
Ht 6’1
Wt 174 Ibs
2019 stats 50 catches, 574 yards, 2 touchdowns
2 interceptions, 1 defensive touchdown

Other Sports:
track and field

Any awards you’ve won:
HM all-Delco HM all-Chesmont

Why do you play football?
I play because I feel like it’s a way out. I like the atmosphere of people cheering you on.

Who is your favorite sports star and why?
My favorite sports star is Cam Newton because he has that swagger that no one else has and like he is a real big competitor. He also a funny guy.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:
my favorite play happened this year. We ran a double pass and it confused the whole defense. I didn’t score off of it I was mad about it but it was funny to watch on film.

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game and why?
My favorite game to watch was penn St and Ohio state in 2016 when penn state was down and they had got a blocked field goal and took it back for 6 and they came back and won and I feel like there whole program switched.

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?
My favorite sport team is the sixers, gotta rep the hometown team.

What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why?
A sports movie I would pick would be Friday night lights because like I can relate to them as a football player and u can feel every good moment in the movie.

What cartoon character do you think your head coach most resembles.
To be completely honest I don’t even know.

If your mom and dad are screaming at you from the stands, what is it they usually yell?.

Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like?
I didn’t really have a true male figure in my life but when it comes to football I would say ishy Ahmad. He’s a guy u would always wanna be around, very good football player, you know he and I go to the field once in a while but you learn a lot within those times so yea I’d say him.

Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:
definitely basketball. I’m just like really bad at shooting the ball and dribbling with my right hand. But I can play defense and grab rebounds.

Tell everyone something about you that would make them laugh out loud:
what is a giraffes favorite food? A Nectarine. That was a very corny joke I’m more in person.

What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
There are so many of those that I can even choose a good one.

When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?
Xbox, like if I’m not doing football I’m on Xbox all the time it’s kinda a habit. Imma big 2k guy i love 2k I’m really good at it.

What is your favorite football memory to date?
Probably last year homecoming. It was 10/11/19

What is your favorite play to run?
Well I don’t wanna expose my playbook like that but anything with a post in it and I’m running the post.

What scares you the most?
I’m scared of heights and spiders.

Music of choice:
I listen to all music but I would say rap

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