BY RICH PALZEWIC
Jacob “Jake” Plummer is a senior at Bay Port High School who plays football, basketball and baseball.
Jake is not quite sure where he will attend college yet but is not ruling out playing football at the next level. Plummer hopes to study secondary education and become a physical education teacher some day.
In his spare time, Jakes likes to be outside with friends and family and being around the pool.
Name: Jacob Plummer
Nickname: Jake, Plummer
School: Bay Port
Sports: football, basketball, baseball
Parents: Mike & Laura
Do you have any siblings?
“I have a twin sister named Jenna and a younger brother named Tyler who is going into seventh grade at Bay View.”
Do you come from a sports family?
“Jenna is the scholar of the house with a 4.0 and my brother plays football, basketball and baseball. My mom played volleyball and my dad played football, hockey and track.”
Are we going to see your brother’s name in the paper when he’s older?
“Hopefully! He’s a pretty good athlete.”
Have you always been a three-sport athlete?
“Yes, pretty much since the fifth grade. It’s a grind at times, but the coaches are pretty understanding at giving breaks between seasons when you need them. It keeps me out of trouble and it’s fun to do. I’ve always just wanted to keep playing.”
Ever try any other sports while at Bay Port?
“No, it was just those three.”
How about a high-school sport you wish you would have done?
“Maybe golf or track & field.”
Let’s talk football. You’ve got a chance to be the starting quarterback … if given that opportunity, can you duplicate Isaac Krause’s season a year ago?
“I think so … Isaac taught me a lot and I’m excited to get on the field. I feel like I can run hard – I’m not afraid of the contact – and I think I have a decent arm. I can read a defense pretty well passing and get the tough yards when we need them.”
You’re also looking at a bigger role in basketball, too.
“We have some talented juniors that will be on the team. I think playing with the seniors from last year, they taught us how to lead a team and be successful. I’m also looking forward to the basketball season.”
Do you have a most memorable sports moment?
“It’s got to be the four-overtime game vs. Stevens Point (last football season in the WIAA Level 2 playoffs). I’ve never been a part of anything like that.”
What is something about you most people wouldn’t know?
“Probably just the fact that Jenna is my twin sister … not many people know about that.”
Name a person that has made a big impact on your life.
“I’d have to say my Grandma Jim on my mom’s side of the family. He does a lot for us, like always coming to my games and being supportive. He also does a lot for the community of Pulaski where he lives … I want to be able to resemble that when I get older.”
You’ve also helped in the Goody Triathlon for three years now … what a great event!
Yes, it’s a lot of fun and something that I hope to do again in my senior year. It’s exciting to see the kids’ faces when they are doing everything and being active. Some of the kids say they can’t do it, but we just motivate them a little bit. It’s great to see them participating in physical activities.”
What three words best describe you?
“Caring, outgoing, happy.”
Tell me where you will be in 10 years.
“I’m hoping to be out of college by then, teaching and maybe starting a family.”
What would your dream job be?
“I think being a doctor would be pretty cool, but I don’t think I have a chance at doing that!”
Tent or camper?
Lie on the beach or ski down the slopes?
“Lie on the beach.”
Football or basketball?
Carpet or hardwood?
College football or the NFL?
Athlete: LeBron James
Candy: M & M’s
Phone app: Instagram
College Mascot: Bucky the Badger
What did you think of LeBron going to Los Angeles?
“I liked the move because I like one of Los Angeles’ other players, Lonzo Ball.”
Notes: Suggestions for the senior spotlight can be submitted to Rich via email ([email protected]) or via Twitter (@richpalzewic). All spotlights can be found online at thepress.media. Check out last week’s spotlight on Bay Port’s Morgan Tiedt.