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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to Know Chestnut Ridge QB/S Nate Whysong

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| April 24, 2023

Nate Whysong
Quarterback / Free safety
Chestnut Ridge
Class Of 2024
Jersey #9
HT/WT 6’3 190 lbs
Other sports Baseball and basketball
LHAC all conference
Twitter @NateWhysong

Nate is the player that you have to stop when facing the Lions. Last season he threw for 1,458 yard with 8 tds and he ran for 810 yards and another 12 trips to the endzone. He’s a danger every time he touches the ball. And when you’re the quarterback, it’s nearly every play. He also pitches for the Lions and has a shot at being an All State player on the mound. He’s committed to Wake Forest for baseball.

His head coach, Max Shoemaker, says “Nate has been the trigger man in an offensive attack the last 2 yrs that has avg 32 pts/game. In ’22 he averaged 205 yds of total offense each game throwing for 1458 yds while rushing for another 810 yds. Nate is a fierce competitor & many times takes on the role of a “coach on the field” in getting our offense consistently into the “best” play at the line of scrimmage.


Why do you play football?

My dad loves sports and tight me to love sports growing up

Who is your favorite sports star and WHY?

Kenny Pickett. Plays for my favorite nfl team and played for my favorite college team and made them good

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:

My very first varsity play as a freshman I thee a 45 yard pass to my brother right before half time when our starting qb got hurt

What was last years season like for you?

Started out strong and ended weak

What are your goals for this coming season?

Win as many games as possible

Who is the best player you ever lined up against?

My brother

What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game?

Heinz field, I’ve been there many times before I just like going to games

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?

Steelers and pirates

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why?

My favorite game I watched was when the Steelers played the ravens on Christmas Eve and won on the one of the last plays

Describe what the perfect teammate is

Somebody who doesn’t demand the ball, complain about not getting it, take a hit or a block when needed and someone who picks you up when u fail

Tell everyone why you think football is good for a community

Teaches you to work as a team and teaches you to get up when you fall down

Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen?

Win more games than any other team in school history

Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY?

My older brother bc he has accomplished many goals and earned a lot of awards in his career and is playing college sports

What is your favorite practice drill? What is your least favorite practice drill?

My favorite is just throwing passes to Receivers and my least favorite is back pedaling defensive back drills

Preseason Two a Days are: 


Is there anyone in your family, besides your parents, you could consider your biggest fan? Who, Why?

My aunt bc she gets shirts made and comes to most of my games

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

Fishing or hunting bc of the adrenaline rush you get

What is your favorite football memory to date?

Winning the district championship as a freshman

What is your favorite play to run?


is a hot dog a sandwich?

No it’s a sub

Music of choice:


Best thing you ever got from a teammate? Why?

My teammate gave me a knee pad because I forgot mine

Best Pizza topping? 


Which one? Sheetz or Wawa


What is your favorite vacation destination?

Myrtle beach

Do you remember what the first football game you saw was?

Steelers vs browns

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