Athlete Spotlight: James Wood Football Player Dade Carroll
James Wood High School 17-year-old senior
Sport: Football. Position: Quarterback and defensive back
Parents: Dianne and David Carroll. Hometown: Winchester
What do you love about football: I love the team aspect. You can have all of the good players you want but if you’re no playing as a team you’re not going to beat another team
Most memorable moment in football: I thought the last drive against Sherando last season. I thought I really commanded it well and got our team down the field in a good amount of time.
Three people you can have dinner with, dead or alive: [Tennessee Titan] Marcus Mariota, I feel like we’re similar people because we’re quiet and we both play quarterback; [Professional gamer] Austin Pamaj, because he plays video games and does YouTube videos and he’s one of my favorite people to watch; [NFL analyst] John Gruden, he’s seems real interesting and is really knowledgable about football.
Food you can’t live without and why: Fruit snacks, they’re really easy and they taste really good, too. I could eat them all day.
Who is your favorite superhero and why: Ironman, he’s just cool about everything and doesn’t get uptight.
Favorite teacher: Mr. [Jay] Germeyer, he was my Alegbra I teacher in seventh grade. He was really cool and jokes around with us all of the time. He made Algebra I really fun.
Favorite athlete: Tom Brady
Favorite team: Washington Redskins
Favorite movie: "The Big Lebowski"
Favorite TV show: "Hannibal"
Favorite song: "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails
Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookies and Cream
Plans after high school: I’d like to attend a four-year college, but I’m not sure what I’d like to major in, yet. I guess I’ll just find that out in college.