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Q&A with Bartlesville’s John Torres – Presented by Hall of Fame Sponsor KellerWilliams

VYPE: What goals do you have for this year?
John: My goals for this coming season is to keep learning the game and have a better
character for myself and my team.
VYPE: What has your sport taught you that you use in your daily life?
John: What football has taught me that I use in my daily life is to be an overall better
person. I’ve been playing football since I was 6 years old. This game has really taught me a
lot of stuff that I use in my daily life.
VYPE: Who is your favorite teacher from any grade and why?
John: My favorite teacher would have to be my 3rd grade teacher Mr. Wise. He was just
really nice to me. He was always giving me snacks, and my favorite memory was when he
had to leave in the middle of the school year and he left me his basketball to keep for recess
and to take home.

VYPE: Who inspires you and why?
John: Who inspires me is my dad. He inspires me with the way he works so hard for me
and my family. He’s gone through so much but he is always happy and always pushing me
to be the best version of myself.
VYPE: What teammate has left the biggest impression on you and why?
John: The teammate that has left the best impression on me is Shaun Lickliter. He left a big
impression on me with the way his work ethic was. Sadly he was a senior but I couldn’t ask
for a better freshman season and being able to play alongside him for my first year of high
school football. He taught me so much more about the game of football.
VYPE: What is your favorite part about being on a team?
John: My favorite part about being on a team is the friendship and brotherhood I get with
all of my teammates, although it could get chippy at times. It’s always love for each other at
the end.
VYPE: Who in your family is the best athlete? Explain.
John: The best athlete in my family would have to be my dad. I remember going on long
runs with him and him always waiting on me so I could catch up. He was a great runner and
soccer player, and he always told me story’s about him playing soccer and never running
out of breath. His nickname was “ocho pulmones” which is eight lungs in English. They
called him this because he never ran out of breath.
VYPE: What’s one sport you wish you could play that you don’t already play?
John: A sport I wish I could play that I already don’t play is soccer. I find it so fun to play
with my friends and I just have a great time playing it with them.
VYPE: What’s your go-to pregame song?

John: My favorite pregame song is “GD Anthem” by Rooga.

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