Daniel Ricker

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.


Note: If you are a Johnson County high school senior athlete (or parent of one) whose spring season was canceled due to the coronavirus, please take a moment to fill out these questions and send answers along with a photo to sports@trcle.com.

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