2019 KeystoneFootballRecruits.com Player Profiles Day 12: Derek Albert 2020•Northwestern•QB @derek_albert @NWSD_FOOTBALL
Written by: Billy Splain on Monday, August 12th, 2019
Who is your favorite sports star and why?
Baker Mayfield is my favorite sports start. I really appreciate his dedication and leadership abilities and his self worth. I admire the confidence that he has in his abilities without seeming arrogant.
Why do you play football?
I play football because of the brotherhood. I enjoy hanging out with my teammates and helping them grow as athletes and as people. It is a feeling like no other to win games with the guys you put work in with and go to practice with everyday.
What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
I experienced my most embarrassing sports moment in ninth grade jv football. I was asked to punt with no experience by the coach. I told him that I had never actually tried to punt and he told me it wasn’t hard to do and just to wing it. I lined everyone up and called out the cadence to receive the ball and put up an absolutely awful punt that lost us field position. The ball didn’t even make it back to the line of scrimmage and needless to say I have not been asked to punt since.
Is there anyone in your family, besides your parents, you could consider your biggest fan? Who, Why?
My grandfather tony is absolutely my biggest fan possibly even including my parents. He is always at all of my games cheering me on and giving me tips on how to improve my game. He frequently takes me out to lunch to talk to me about different things I can do to be a better football player and teaches me life lessons on how to be the best person I can be and is very constructive and precise with his advice. I would not be the player or person I am without him helping me along the way.
Accolades and Awards
Team captain 11
GPA award winner 10
Jersey Number 1
Primary Position QB
Secondary Position CB
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