Dickinson State Athlete of the Week - Hayden Gibson
Dickinson State sophomore quarterback Hayden Gibson threw two touchdown passes of 25 and 24 yards in the Blue Hawk's 45-0 shutout of Waldorf University on Saturday, Oct. 14. Gibson completed 71 percent of his passes for 268 yards and threw no int...
Dickinson State sophomore quarterback Hayden Gibson threw two touchdown passes of 25 and 24 yards in the Blue Hawk's 45-0 shutout of Waldorf University on Saturday, Oct. 14. Gibson completed 71 percent of his passes for 268 yards and threw no interceptions.
DP: Where are you from? And why did you choose to attend DSU?
HG: "I went to Bismarck High School in Bismarck, N.D. I chose DSU because I love the coaching staff and I love the facilities here and just the team atmosphere."
DP: How long have you been playing football and what is your favorite part of the sport?
HG: "I've been playing football since third grade. I've been throwing around the ball since I can remember. I love football because the team aspect of the game is unlike any other (sport). I really do believe the whole team has to come together and play together to win every game."
DP: What kind of goals do you have this year? What about team goals?
HG: "We want to make the playoffs. Right now we want to win conference."
DP: When you're away from sports, what do you like to do?
HG: "I like to hang out with my friends and family. I've got a little dog back home, her name is Boujee, so we hang out with her."
DP: What is your major and what are some of your favorite classes?
HG: "I'm majoring in physical education. My favorite class is football coaching and probably community health and elementary P.E."
DP: What do you hope to do after college?
HG: "Right now I'm probably looking to coach college football somewhere. Maybe teach high school level or maybe coach at a high school. I'm not really sure yet."
DP: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
HG: "I want to run really fast like Dash from the Incredibles, that would be my superpower."
DP: Who has been your biggest inspiration to succeed?
HG: "Probably my mom and my dad. My mom's super tough and really nice and really caring. My dad's a stern dude and has taught me a lot in life."