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2022 PFN Player Profile: Zayd Etheridge – Upper Merion

Written by: on Monday, August 15th, 2022

 

Zayd Etheridge
Upper Merion High School
Class Of 2023
Quarterback
Jersey #5
HT/WT 6’2”/175
(6 starts) Season: 77 of 136 for 1,176 yds (8 TD’s) Most in game: 347 passing yds (2 TD’s)
Other sports Basketball
2021 Mercury All-Area
Twitter @Etheridgezayd


Why do you play football?
I feel like I can use football in order to give my family and I the life we’ve always dreamed of.

Who is your favorite sports star and why?
Marcus Mariota because of his play style and he is extremely fun to watch.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:
During an away game after evading a few players in the pocket I scrambled to the right with someone chasing me from behind. As we get closer to the boundary a jumps towards the out of bounds completing a throw on the sideline.

What are your goals for this coming season?
Become the #1 Quarterback in Pennsylvania and to go deep in district playoffs.

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?
Tennessee Titans

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game and why?
Winning my only championship in little league football with the Conshohocken Golden Bears.

What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why?
The Blindside because of the deeper message and how the main character made no excuses.

Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen?
Break a passing record at my high school.

Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY?
My stepdad because of his successful life as both and athlete and father. He was fortunate enough to play division 1 football and had an opportunity to play in the NFL. Today he takes care of me as well as my mom and siblings.

Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:
Snowboarding

Is there anyone in your family, besides your parents, you could consider your biggest fan? Who, Why?
My older brother because he is the one that introduced me to football and he is extremely confident I can go far.

What is your favorite football memory to date?
Playing in the 7v7 National Championship at IMG.

What is your favorite play to run?
Flood

What scares you the most?
Disappointing my younger self

Music of choice:
Indie

What was your favorite gift as a little boy? Why?
Xbox 360 because I had the NCAA football game which they stopped making so you can only play it on the xbox 360.

What restaurant is your go to when you need a big meal?
China Star

Which one? Sheetz or Wawa
Wawa

What is your favorite vacation destination?
Disney World

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