WDEL Athlete of the Week

William Penn's Carroll - WDEL Male Athlete of the Week

By Sean Greene Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:52pm
VIDEO: Interview with Reggie Carroll
William Penn running back Reggie Carroll is this week's M&T Bank WDEL Male High School Athlete of the Week.

The junior rushed for over 300 yards in the Colonials' loss to Caesar Rodney in the DIAA Division I Football Quarterfinals Saturday night.

A big game-changer for his team was a 73-yard run when Reggie ran over a few Riders on his way to the end zone. I asked Carroll what's the key to a long run.

"You have to be conditioned. In the beginning of the season I remember running by the end with 20 yards left you feel the pain in your legs. By the end of the season I could run it all the way."

William Penn cut a 28-point deficit down to 8 before the Riders pulled away, and Carroll says it was tough for his teammates who were playing their last game.

"It was bad to see (the season) go. Looking at the seniors' eyes, you know they wanted it real bad. All we can do is keep our heads forward and look forward to next season."

With his powerful running style, you might think Reggie would listen to loud music before games, but it's actually the opposite.

"I like to listen to soothing music, I like to listen to jazz before games. Some people find it weird, but it relaxes me."

Reggie says he wants to study engineering in college where he hopes to continue his football career.

"College is very big for me and my family. They always wanted me to push forward to college. Playing football will get me through it."

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