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10-05-2011 07:00    Categories: Membership News     

Sensational Shreffler

Beyond the Athlete


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Cougars tight end/linebacker Joshua Shreffler will be one of Nate Brar's favorite targets this season in the passing game.
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Cougars tight end/linebacker Joshua Shreffler will be one of Nate Brar's favorite targets this season in the passing game.
Published: 08/23/11 10:16 pm | Updated: 08/23/11 10:13 pm

Dreams of the Tacoma Dome live deep within the cranium of Cascade Christian Cougars tight end Joshua Shreffler.

The Cougars will try to repeat as Class 1A state football champions in early December at the Tacoma Dome.

Shreffler, who will be the Cougars’ starting tight end/linebacker, will be one of just five returning starters on the football team. Even with the influx of youth, he’s more than confident in his team’s chances of success on the football field this fall.

“That’s what going to Wenatchee camp was all about,” Shreffler said. “It was about seeing who was going to play, and who was going to step up and take those varsity spots. We saw how well we can play and know what our capabilities are. I’m excited about the season.”

Shreffler doesn’t think there will be a drop-off in performance this year.

“Our goal is to play as long as we can together,” he said. “That’s always been what our team wants to do. We’re a brotherhood.”

Recently, the Herald got an opportunity to ask Shreffler a few questions about his life away from the football field.

Shaun Scott: Do you think Brett Favre will return for his 21st NFL season at some point?

Josh Shreffler: I think he will come back. I don’t think he is done yet.

SS: What is your favorite movie of all time?

JS: To be determined. I don’t have one, man. I don’t watch movies that much.

SS: Who was your idol growing up?

JS: My father (Ron). He is always there for me. He taught me the right things to do and led by example.

SS: What is the last book you’ve read?

JS: I haven’t read a book in a while. The last thing I read was Sports Illustrated magazine.

SS: Where is your favorite place to dine in Puyallup?

JS: Red Robin. It’s good.

SS: What is your biggest peeve?

JS: People who don’t use their signals when they’re driving.

SS: Where do you see yourself in five years?

JS: Hopefully graduating college with a degree.

SS: Who was your favorite sports team growing up?

JS: The Seattle Seahawks. You got to root for the hometown team. I was born up here, so I’ve always enjoyed watching the Seahawks.

SS: What would you do if you had a million dollars?

JS: I would probably help out the school, get equipment and stuff, and probably give some to my parents.

SS: What is your favorite hobby away from sports?

JS: Playing video games.