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Daily Courier Q&A: Frazier's Nathaniel Zurich

| Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, 1:01 a.m.
Jason Black | Daily Courier
Frazier's Nathaniel Zurich for Q&A

Nathaniel Zurich is a starting tight end on the Frazier football team.

A junior, Zurich has been a part of each of the last three Frazier teams that have qualified for the WPIAL Class A playoffs.

This season, Zurich has 25 receptions for 436 yards and seven touchdowns.

The Commodores will play against five-time defending WPIAL champion Clairton in a first-round game on Friday.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most about playing Clairton in the first round of the playoffs?

A: I'm looking forward to the challenge. It's a big game obviously, and I feel comfortable in big-game situations.

Q: What does it mean to you to be such an important contributor to this year's team?

A: It's a great feeling. Being a good player on a good team puts you on an all-time high.

Q: Are you surprised that you have been such a big part of Frazier's offense this season?

A: It exceeded my expectations, but I thought I would have a better year than I did last year.

Q: What will it take to beat Clairton, the defending state champions?

A: Effort, and no mistakes

Q: Do you do anything special before a game?

A: I usually just take it easy. I try to save my energy.

Q: If you could go anywhere for a vacation, where would you go?

A: It would have to be some kind of tropical beach, probably somewhere in the Caribbean.

Q: Do you have a favorite food?

A: Meat and potatoes

Q: What do you like to listen to?

A: I listen to rap and country.

Q: Do you compete in any other sports?

A: I run track. I run the 100, 200 and 400.

Q: Do you have any other hobbies?

A: I like to go fishing and play golf.

Q: What are your future plans?

A: I want to go to a good engineering school, but I'm open to other ideas.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Any kind of math or science interests me.

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