SENIOR PROFILE AND A WaPo ARTICLE ON THE SOCCER/FOOTBALL PLAYER

MIKE RHOADS, SENIOR, # 21, ILB, P, TE

1. When did you start playing football?

                        I started playing football in third grade for the McLean Mustangs. I was a running back.

                 

 2.    What is your time in the 40 yd. dash and what’s your best bench weight?

                              4.8 in Freshman year and my 1 rep max is 250

 

3. What is your favorite college football team and college football player?

                        I barely watch college football, but when I do, I usually watch Pitt with my dad. I do not have a favorite player.

 

 4.  What is your favorite moment during any Landon sports event in which you played?

                              My favorite Landon sports moment was when we beat Haverford in lacrosse at Navy Stadium, last year.

 

5. What is your favorite course at Landon?

                        Humanities with Mr. Botti and Mr. Swinehart

 

   6. What is your favorite non-sports related activity (community work, art/music, paper, debate, poem, extracurricular activity, etc.)?

                              Playing the guitar

 

7. What is your nickname (if any) and how did you get it?

                        Tin man. Mr. Mullholland calls me that because I get hurt just about every play. He always tell me to oil up before games.

 

   8. Describe yourself in 3 words? How would your parents describe you in 3 words?

                              Buffalo-Wing-Eater, dedicated, hard working

                               Dependable, funny, smart

 

9. What’s on your iPod?

                        Blink 182, Young the Giant, Sum 41, and other alternative rock with the addition of some country music

 

10. Tell us one thing (interesting) that your teammates do not know about you.

                         Most of my close friends know that I’m an Eagle Scout, but I doubt a lot of other classmates do.

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FROM WASHINGTON POST

 

Landon’s Matt Underhill finds time for football and soccer

 

“It was a very scrappy game for us,” said Underhill. “I was confident of where the ball was and the position they put me in.”

In just his second month ever playing football, it was the first kick in his career that really mattered. He had connected on point after attempts earlier in the season in wins over McNamara and Annapolis Area Christian, but his field goal attempts had all failed. But part of the reason the football coaching staff wanted Underhill to join the team was because of the strength of his leg — and his ability to connect on mid-range kicks came through Saturday in an important IAC win.

“It was different, like readjusting to playing football,” said Underhill. “That was my first important field goal.”

Underhill has been a key ingredient to a successful soccer season for Landon (8-3-1), and he scored a goal on Friday in a 2-1 overtime win over St. Stephens and St. Agnes. The Bears will finish their regular season schedule on Tuesday against St. Albans, and Underhill will continue to rotate practices through the rest of the month. Landon’s football team will meet undefeated Bullis (7-0) on Saturday, an IAC showdown that was made all the more pivotal after Underhill secured the win for Landon last week.

“Matt Underhill is a very good kicker, a great soccer player. We just haven’t been in very many situations where we were able to have a field goal,” said Landon running back Myles Allen, who rushed for 174 yards last week. “I’m not surprised that he made it.”

 

 

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