This week’s Athlete of the Week is Jacob Padgett. Jacob plays point guard for the Trotters as well as linebacker for the Lewis County Midgets Youth Football team.
Padgett said that he prefers football because he likes the physical aspect of the game. Its an aspect of the game he has excelled at on the gridiron leading the team in tackles in each of the last two season.
Jacob lists NFL Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders as his favorite all time football player and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz as his favorite basketball player.
When he has a break from organized sports Jacob likes to spend his free time playing sports, and sharpening his game for the whatever season he has ahead of him.