Daily Courier Q&A: Mt. Pleasant's Dante Porter
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Senior Dante Porter is a key contributor on the offensive and defensive line for the Mt. Pleasant football team. Porter is in his fourth season as a member of the Vikings' varsity team. He plays center and defensive end. Porter also plays for the boys basketball team.
Q: What does it mean for you to be a part of a successful program like the Mt. Pleasant football team?
A: It means a lot. The tradition is here and we're having success. We're looking for another successful season.
Q: What will it take for the Vikings to keep their success going?
A: We have to stay healthy and give 100 percent heart. Heart has a lot to do with it.
Q: The Vikings are facing rival Greensburg Central Catholic on Friday. What does this game mean to you and your teammates?
A: It's great because the whole school is excited about it. This is the game each season that everybody always asks about.
Q: You also play an integral part of Mt. Pleasant's basketball team. Are there some similarities between the two sports?
A: Both take a lot of dedication to be successful.
Q: What are your future plans?
A: I want to go to college. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet.
Q: What personal goals do you set each season?
A: (Defensively) I just want to blow things up on the line so our linebackers can make plays. (Offensively) I want to help open up holes for our running backs. If our running backs are successful, then I'm also successful.
Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: Just hang out with friends.
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
A: Seth Wright was a senior on our team last year. He told me just to enjoy every minute of this and every aspect of it because it's gone before you know it.
Q: What kind of music do you like to listen to?
A: I listen to all genres, whatever is on the radio.
Q: What is your favorite pro team?
A: Seattle Seahawks.
Q: Who is your favorite player?
A: (Minnesota Vikings running back) Adrian Peterson. He has a high motor and he always plays with passion.
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