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Cody Becker of Tokyo, Japan wins IMG Academy Football Gatorade G-Award Week of July 22

Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in rcognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits 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 Cody Becker from Tokyo, Japan.

How long have you been playing football for? 

I have been playing two years and I am 16 now.   

Who is your coach?

Coach Joe Sturdivant.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

I like the coaches, it’s the best coaching I’ve ever had.

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

I usually just listen to music and hype myself up.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

Kevin Garnett. I like his style.

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

We will go get something to eat and then we will just chill at a friend’s house.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I think of all the things of the people I look up to. I think of what they sacrificed to get here and think I have to do so much more to be good.