The Little Caesars Player of the Week – Devin Larsen
9 months ago Andrew Luberda 1
County Line Preps is pleased to have a sponsorship agreement with specific Little Caesars locations in Queen Creek and Coolidge.
Little Caesars, home of the Hot-‘N-Ready pizza, will sponsor the Player of the Week and Player of the Month awards as part of our agreement.
Each week, CountyLinePreps.com will announce the Player of the Week, accompanied by a Q&A with that week’s winner.
The Player of the Week will receive a gift certificate, redeemable for a two-liter bottle of soda, a pepperoni or cheese pizza, and an order of Crazy Bread, that will be honored at one of the two aforementioned Little Caesars locations.
Additionally, the Player of the Week automatically qualifies for the Player of the Month Award, which will be determined by a poll that will be posted on our County Line Preps Twitter account during the final week each month.
The Player of the Month will receive a plaque and a $25 Little Caesars gift card.
Now that we’ve provided details of both awards, we are pleased to announce this week’s Little Caesars Player of Week:
Queen Creek – Junior
Devin passed for 202 on 12-of-16 passing with three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 41 – 28 victory at 6A Hamilton last Friday night. He also finished with 37 rushing yard and a touchdown.
As a sophomore, Larsen was named the Team MVP after throwing for more than 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns.
The Queen Creek signal caller displayed why he was one of our Players to Watch.
CLP: Huge win for the team last Friday. What was the mindset as you and your teammates prepared for Hamilton?
DL: It was a really big win for us. Our mindset going into the week was just to execute. We did that. And our coaches gave us opportunities on both sides of the ball to make plays and we did just that. Our defense was flying around and we had players swarming to the ball every play.
CLP: For those who don’t know, you have a very easygoing personality, you always appear calm, cool and collected on and off the field. Is that something you worked to develop as a quarterback or is it just a natural personality trait?
DL: That’s just my personality. I like to be calm and collected with my thoughts, and I like to have some fun at practice, but I know when to be serious and to really focus on the task at hand. I try to remain as calm and cool as I can to my teammates so they can see that and know that we’re doing fine even if we’re struggling.
CLP: It’s only a matter of time before you start receiving scholarship offers. What are some of the things you will consider about a college or university when it’s time to make a decision?
DL: I just want to make the right choice that fits me the best. I want to attend a school that I will fit into. I also want the school that I feel will continue my education and my athletic ability at the highest level.
CLP: What is your greatest athletic memory at Queen Creek High School, so far?
DL: Has to be (my) freshman year when we played Poston Butte, our last game of the season, and coach called a trick play that we had been working on and I got to catch a touchdown pass to end the year.
CLP: What is your favorite sports movie and why?
DL: My favorite sports’ movie is Remember the Titans. It’s my favorite because it shows a team that fought and didn’t like each other, but they come around and get closer together as a team and they end up playing amazingly. They had gotten a new coach and everyone really had to come together as a team and they played one of the best seasons ever.
CLP: Name one person you’d most like to meet and why?
DL: One person that I would like to meet to is Mark Hamill. He played Luke Skywalker in Star Wars and that’s my favorite movie, ever. I would just want to talk to him what it was like behind the scenes on Star Wars and if there was anything cool that happened while filming.