10 things to know about Mission Viejo RB Suchesk
Alex Suchesk is the reigning 100m track champion in the South Coast League. As a sophomore, he made it to the CIF Southern Section Division III finals where he ran a PR 10.72. But despite his success on the track, it's on the football field where he's made the biggest name for himself, leading the Diablos in rushing with 748 yards and 14 touchdowns.
On Friday, he'll lead Mission Viejo (7-0, 1-0 South Coast League) onto the field against South Coast League rival Tesoro (6-1, 2-0 South Coast League) for the Diablos' Tribute for the Armed Forces Game, which can be seen on FOX Sports West at 7:30 p.m. First place will be on the line.
The talented tailback owns offers from Army and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, but here are 10 things about him you may not know:
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Late night snack
If it's late and Suchesk is hungry, he's heading straight for the freezer to grab a hot pocket.
"The pepperoni kind," he said.
Suchesk was originally drawn to the New England Patriots because of wide receiver Wes Welker and running back Danny Woodhead. They're no longer with the team, but Suchesk is loyal.
"Even though (they're not Patriots anymore) I'm still a fan of them," Suchesk said.
Suchesk's favorite film has to be the movie "300."
"It's super intense," he said.
Who would play you in a movie?
"Danny Woodhead," Suchesk said.
Why not? The now San Diego Chargers tailback is his favorite player and he'd want him to play him on the big screen.
When Suchesk played Pop Warner football he was originally No. 44 as a fifth grade linebacker/strong safety. In the sixth grade he joined the Mission Viejo Cowboys and No. 44 was already taken. He was given No. 42.
"I did good that season with it so I just kept wearing it," he said.
Suchesk goes paintballing "a lot" and is also an avid snowboarder. His new hobby, however is playing the guitar. He owns his electric guitar and has used YouTube as a tool to help him play it.
"I've had one forever but there's actually a class at our school and so I took that this year and it taught me some stuff and so I was able to go off my own off that," Suchesk said of his guitar playing.
The Mission Viejo tailback can't go wrong with a New York strip steak - cooked medium rare - with potatoes.
A game you get up for the most
"I love playing Tesoro, that's for sure," he said. "If I was able to see SM in the playoffs that would be the game of the century for me."