In reality it’s a compliment but it probably wasn’t easy to hear.
An opposing football coach recently told Dylan Fischer he hated him, but it came with a qualifier.
The coach was the offensive line coach, meaning Desert Vista’s stalwart defensive tackle probably kept that coach up at night. Trying to move the 6-foot-2 and 295-pound Fischer, who knows just how to use his low center of gravity, ain’t easy.
Trying to scheme against Fisher, who is attending Navy on a scholarship, was tough, but then the coach got to know Fischer on the track circuit and said it was easy to befriend him because of his personality.
It epitomizes Fischer’s approach to most things — he attacks his foe or goal full bore, but usually has a great time doing it.
In addition to being a Division I first-team selection by the Arizona Football Coaches Association, Fischer won the DI shot put and discus state title to be named the Ahwatukee Foothills News Senior Male Athlete of the Year.
Here is one last look at:
Date of birth: April 29, 1995
Family members: Jamie (father), Julia (mother), Kelsey (sister)
Hobbies: Sports, video games
Favorite TV show(s): Hawaii Five-O, Scandal, Elementary
Favorite movies: Fast and Furious
Favorite actor: Robert Downey Jr.
Favorite song: I don’t have a favorite song I just like to listen to music.
Favorite book: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
Favorite number: 29
Worst advice you ever received: “Stab the middle and attack the front.”
Best advice: “Hard work pays off.”
The thing I like most about sports: The competition.
What I dislike most about sports: Long training days in the Arizona summer sun.
Who would play you in a movie: Jonah Hill
What is one of your favorite quotes: “It is not about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” - Rocky Balboa
What chore do you absolutely hate doing: Emptying the dishwasher.
If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be: The signing of the Declaration of Independence.
What would you name the autobiography of your life: “The Big Fish”
What story does your family always tell about you: They knew how tough I was when I was 3 years old I rounded a corner too tight in our home and dented the wall.
What is your favorite smell: Fresh cookies.
Last dream you remember: Winning the lottery.
What I will remember most about high school: The people - friends, coaches, teachers, administration, security.
If you won the lottery what are the first three things you would do: Buy a car, take a trip, go out to dinner and celebrate.
Describe your perfect day: Sunny, not too hot and not too cold.
Where will you be in 10 years: I will just be finishing my time in the Navy and will need to decide if I am making a career out of it or try something new.
Where will you be in 20 years: Hopefully married with kids and enjoying life.
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