Cole Herman is looking to be one of the top small school lineman in the state of Kansas this upcoming football season for the Halstead Dragons.
Herman returns along with eight starters on offense and six starters on defense for head coach Jason Grider and the Dragons who went 8-1 in 2019.
Herman posseses the size to play at the next level at 6-foot-4 and 275-pounds on the offensive and defensive line. He also gets it done in the weight room with a 260 bench and 335 clean. He earned first team all-league last season and was an honorable mention all-state pick in 3A. Herman should be one of the best returnees in all of 3A football this season along with teammate and fellow potential all-state pick Doug Grider.
Herman also gets it done in the classroom at Halstead High School where he has a 3.6 GPA.
Halstead could be a team to have an eye on this season in 3A with a lot of experience back for 2020. However, it won’t be an easy path in 3A, especially in their district which also features Andale, Clearwater, Collegiate, Wichita-Trinity, and Hesston. We caught up with Herman below in the latest Q&A edition of Faces in Kansas below.
This feature is presented by the Halstead Dragon Backers and Halstead Chiropractic, proud to support the Dragons.
Q&A w/ Herman
How did you get involved in football?
My dad coached and played so I’ve always been interested in it. Football was one of the many sports that I have played since a young age.
What are your goals this season?
I have many goals, but the ultimate goal is helping my team make it to the state championship.
Do you guys have a shot to make a run this year?
Yes. We have a lot of returning talent with multiple years of experience.
What makes you such a force as a player?
My size has always been a benefit, plus I enjoy the physical part of the game.
What’s the atmosphere like to play football on Friday night for your school and town?
There is great support from the community. The stands are always packed and there are a lot of alumni that come to watch the games, which adds a lot of excitement and energy.
Who are other key players on your team?
Everybody contributes on our team. We have multiple players with vast experience.
Favorite thing about football?
How physical the game is.
Do you play any other sports, tell us about that, what other positions do you play?
Wrestling and baseball.
What is it like to play for your coach?
We have an awesome coaching staff! They create a great team and family atmosphere.
What did you and the team do in the off-season to become better?
We have great attendance with our summer weights program, plus several of us do additional workouts.
What interest are you seeing at the next level and what are your plans?
At this time, I have a couple offers from NAIA. I also have some interest from the D2 level.
Favorite thing to do when you aren’t playing sports?
I like to spend time with my family at the lake.
Favorite subject in school, what type of student are you, GPA?
Math, GPA 3.6
Who is your role model?
Best place to eat in your town or the surrounding area?
One thing the average person wouldn’t know about you?
I'm an avid Wakeboarder and Wakesurfer.
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