Senior Spotlight 2020
Keeping local student-athletes front and center during this sports hiatus
Athlete: Daniel Ricker
School: Rio Vista High School
Sports you play: Football, basketball, baseball, track, tennis
Favorite high school memory: Playing basketball and traveling with my teammates
Favorite sport to watch on TV: College football
Favorite college team: Texas Tech
Favorite professional team(s): Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys
Favorite pro athlete: Dirk Nowitzki
Favorite TV show: Walking Dead
Favorite movie: The Blind Side
Favorite song: When It Rains It Pours, by Luke Combs
Favorite activity/hobby: Fishing and hunting
Favorite food: Whataburger
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Who’s your role model: My dad and pawpaw
What coach(es) have had the most impact on you and why: Coach Hobbs and Coach Vanderhoff at Rio Vista, for always pushing me to give my best effort. They always believed in me.
What do you miss most about high school sports: I miss our lineman breakfasts (The Hawgs) and the brotherhood we had on the field. And on the court, our basketball team always gave it our all, even if the odds were against us.
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