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Senior Spotlight: Garrett Kempen-West De Pere football



Name: Garrett Kempen

Parents: Joe and Kathy Kempen

Activity: Football

Twitter: gkempen3

Garrett Kempen is a senior at West De Pere on the football team.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, hanging out with friends or going up north with his family.

Kempen’s favorite type of music is rap, but he also listens to country here and there.

What is it like to be a leader on the football team at West De Pere High School? “Being a leader at West De Pere has a lot of responsibility. The coaches expect us to take care of the team and to make sure everyone is getting better. It is fun but puts more on our plate as a leader.”

What is your most embarrassing moment ever in football? “My most embarrassing moment in football was my junior year when I dropped an easy interception against Waupaca.”

How many years have you been involved in football? “I’ve been playing for seven years.”

What is your most memorable moment? “My most memorable moment was my sophomore year when I was fighting for a starting spot, and in the Seymour game I caught a touchdown pass and had an interception. I got the starting position at cornerback the following week.”

What’s the hardest part about performing in a football game? “The hardest part would be making sure you do your job on the field every snap.”

If you could be somebody for a day, who would it be? “I would be Lebron James for a day if I could.”

What is your sports routine before a big game starts? “I start off by eating something after school, then I relax and go to the high school to listen to music and be around the team.”

Do you have a nickname or something a teammate calls you during a game? “Yes, some of my teammates call me ‘Kemper.’”

What is one thing that other teammates or coaches don’t know about you? “That I have a twin brother.”

Winning individual honors or a big team win? “A big team win for sure.”

What are your college aspirations? “I would love to play football in college and find the right major.”

What would your dream job be once you graduate? “My dream job would have to be a pro athlete.”

What is your favorite event ever attended? “Last year, I had a good time at the Green Bay Packers football game against the Minnesota Vikings.”

What is your favorite thing to do on your phone? “I like to go on Twitter and see what’s going on.”

What three words describe you? “Funny, energetic, adventurous.”

What is your favorite trip ever taken? “I haven’t been on many trips, but my favorite would be when my family went to Wyoming.”

TV or outdoor activities? “I would like to be outside more than watching TV.”

Do you prefer college football or pro football? “I prefer college football over pro football because it is more exciting to watch and a better environment.”

If you had to choose only one, would you rather play on the offensive or defensive side for football? “I would play on offense because you can make lots of plays.”

Would you rather play on a sun-drenched day or in a blizzard? “I’d rather play in the sun because I’m a person that loves the warm weather.”

Pick-6 or a 90-yard touchdown reception? “I would choose a pick-6 any day.”

A 7-3 win or a 70-63 victory? “70-63 victory. It would be more of an exciting game to play in.”


Food: Cheeseburger

Subject: Science

Color: Neon green

TV Show: “Criminal Minds”

Athlete: Lebron James

Board Game: Monopoly

Candy: Jolly Ranchers

Ice Cream: Peanut Butter Cup

Holiday: Christmas

Season: Summer

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