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Austin Dooley of Breckenridge, Texas wins IMG Academy Football Gatorade G-Award Week of June 24

Zachary Dash
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Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.

The IMG Academy Football winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athletes of the Week Award is Austin Dooley from Breckenridge, Texas.

How long have you been playing football for? 

I have been playing football since I was in the fourth grade.

Who is your coach?

Coach Kyle Kashuck.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

Each coach has a lot of knowledge of what they are doing and they put their heart into it. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?

I like to watch the movie Friday Night Lights the night before a game. Before the game, I just ask God to take me through the game without any injuries and do the best I can do.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

I like Tim Tebow. I am reading his book right now. I have seen him on campus and actually shook his hand.

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?

Hangout with my teammates and talk to them about what we did in the game. Our mistakes and our progress.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I just self-talk to myself. I just say that I get better, the hotter it is, the more I do for my team to get better.