Daily Courier Q&A: Frazier's Nathaniel Zurich
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.