10 things to know: Hart RB/DB Connor Wingenroth
NOV 07, 2013 7:54a ET
He does just about everything for the team. He's their primary ball carrier, catches passes out of the backfield, and anchors the secondary. The Indians pressed on but his presence was certainly missed when he was out of the lineup for the first three Foothill League games with a shoulder injury. He's having a terrific season and one of the highlights includes being one of the 89 selections in the 2014 West Coast Bowl Draft.
Wingenroth returned to the lineup last week and will be counted on heavily when Hart (9-1, 3-1 Foothill League) takes on Canyon (7-2, 3-1 Foothill League) Friday in the Ford CIF Southern Section Game of the Week at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports West.
In the meantime, here are 10 things you may not know about him:
Wingenroth played baseball from kindergarten through the eighth grade. In the second grade his teammates began calling him "Wings" and he's gone by that ever since.
Late night snack
When it's late and Wingenroth needs a snack, he's headed for the cupboard and grabbing a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
"(I'll get) a bowl, but then I'll just keep refilling it," he said.
"Wings" is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. Growing up he was a huge fan of former safety Brian Dawkins. Even after Dawkins was no longer on the team, Michael Vick was and that was a good thing for Wingenroth.
"He was my first favorite player growing up," Wingenroth said of Vick.
Who'd play you in a movie?
The star in the Connor Wingenroth movie would be actor Tom Hardy, who's credits include "Inception" and also Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises."
It's without a doubt the film "300."
"It's just like a super-intense, manly movie," Wingenroth said. "Before a game is a good time to watch it.
"It's really good."
Growing up was always No. 7 but that number is retired at Hart. His inspiration to wear No. 10 came from Vince Young. He liked watching the former Texas quarterback do the unthinkable and help the Longhorns defeat USC in the 2006 national championship game.
Best sports memory
Wingenroth goes back to his sophomore year when Hart took on Valencia. + SHOW COMMENTS +