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.