2023 PFN Player Profile: Payton Fasnacht(RB/CB)-Blue Mountain Eagles
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Daniel Reed | April 20, 2023
Blue Mountain Eagles
Class Of: 2024
Jersey Number: 29
Ht: 5’8 – Wt: 165lbs
Other Sports: Wrestling
Notable Awards or Recognitions: 1334 All Purpose yards last season, Honorable Mention All Area RB
Offer Sheet: N/A
Words from the Coach:
“Payton is a quick and elusive running back with great vision and explosiveness. He is a threat to make a big play whenever he touches the football. Payton leads by example and we will lean on him this season.”
Let’s Get to Know Payton a Little More:
Why do you play football ?
I have loved the sport ever since I was a little kid. I love going out on the field with my friends and putting on a show.
Who is your favorite sports star and WHY ?
My favorite sports star is TJ Watt, he is a great player and very humble as well.
Do you have a favorite play you remember the most ? Explain:
I don’t necessarily have a favorite play, but if I had to choose, it would be a touchdown I had against Schuylkill Haven last year. It was a busted play up the middle and I bounced it to the outside, was wrapped up by multiple people and somehow still scored.
What was last year’s season like for you ?
Last season was a great learning experience for me and my team. We faced adversity early in the season and handled it very well. We got better every week and ended with our first winning season in a few years.
Who is the best player you ever lined up against ?
Gavin Bartholomew my Freshman year at practice.
What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game ?
Pittsburg Steelers game, or a Penn State white out game.
What is your favorite Pro team, any sport ?
What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why ?
My favorite game of mine was our game against Bangor last year. I feel like it was one of my best games. I had over 100 yards rushing and close to 100 yards receiving with 2 touchdowns. We were down 20-7 in the fourth quarter and came back to win 21-20.
What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why ?
The Waterboy, it is a great movie and it’s funny.
Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen ?
Win a District Championship.
Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:
What is your most embarrassing sports moment ?
My most embarrassing sports moment was during our game against Pottsville last season. We ran a fake punt and I had a clear path to score a touchdown and I tripped on my own teammate.
When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why ?
Hunting and Fishing. it is just something I have always enjoyed, and it is relaxing.
What is your favorite play to run ?
Which one, Sheetz or Wawa ?
What is your favorite vacation destination ?
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