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Dickinson State athlete of the week - Karsten Mack Jr.

Karsten Mack Jr., a sophomore running back for Dickinson State, rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-17 win for the Blue Hawks against Presentation College on Sept. 30.

Dickinson State sophomore running back Karsten Mack Jr. carries the football against Rocky Mountain College on Aug. 24 at the Biesiot Activities Center. (Parker Cotton / The Dickinson Press)
Dickinson State sophomore running back Karsten Mack Jr. carries the football against Rocky Mountain College on Aug. 24 at the Biesiot Activities Center. (Parker Cotton / The Dickinson Press)

Karsten Mack Jr., a sophomore running back for Dickinson State, rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-17 win for the Blue Hawks against Presentation College on Sept. 30.

Karsten Mack Jr., Dickinson State football running back

DP: Where are you from? And why did you choose to attend DSU?

KM: "I'm from Trinity, Texas, and I chose DSU because of the people and the coaches. The coaches are really nice and they make me feel like I'm at home."

DP: How long have you been playing your sport and what is your favorite part of the sport?

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KM: "I've been playing football in full pads since I was 4 against 6-year-olds because my dad was the coach and it just prepared me and got me here."

DP: What kind of goals do you have this year? What about team goals?

KM: "As a team, offensively we want to average about 400 yards a game and balance the ball, passing and running."

DP: When you're away from sports, what do you like to do?

KM: "I like to chill in my room with my roommate. My roommate is actually from Texas, and we graduated together and he's on the team."

DP: What is your major and what are some of your favorite classes?

KM: "My major is exercise science and my favorite subject is math."

DP: What do you hope to do after college?

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KM: "After college I plan on being a personal trainer, and if that doesn't work out I plan on going into the military."

DP: What songs or artists do you have on your playlist?

KM: "I have some Chief Keef (on my playlist)."

DP: Who has been your biggest inspiration to succeed?

KM: "My mom has always been a hard worker, so she has always inspired me to succeed and prosper in life."

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