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A motor that never stops
Determination and toughness define Interlake Saints senior Vamsi Anam on the gridiron.
Anam may only be 5 feet, 11 and weigh 175 pounds, but he utilizes everything he has to wreak havoc in the trenches as an offensive tackle and defensive end. Interlake head coach David Myers said Anam is one of the strongest players on the squad.
"Vamsi is always in the weight room and just works so hard," Myers said. "He is one of the hardest workers on the team."
Anam said he doesn't have a favorite weightlifting exercise because there isn't a particular lift he doesn't enjoy.
"I just do whatever it takes to try to be the best player I can be. I'm trying to get to college football so I show up in the weight room every day." Anam said. "I just like the concept of lifting."
Myers said Anam is one of many players on the Saints roster who will play on both sides of the ball this fall. The Saints had an overall record of 1-9 last season but expect things to improve in 2014.
"We want to do things fast. We want to get to the line fast, we want to snap the ball fast and we want to practice fast. It's all about being efficient in practice. We have guys who are going to be going both ways so we have to make the best use of our time at practice," Myers said.
Recently the Bellevue Reporter had an opportunity to ask Anam a few questions about his life away from the football field.
Bellevue Reporter: What is your favorite movie of all time?
Vamsi Anam: I like the movie "Airplane." It's just very funny.
BR: Who was your idol growing up?
VA: I don't really have an idol, it's just motivation. I'm a first-generation American and I want to do the best I can for my family.
BR: Where do you see yourself in five years?
VA: Studying architecture in college.
BR: Who is your pick to win the Super Bowl in February of 2015?
VA: The Seattle Seahawks. They're an awesome team.
BR: Who is your favorite athlete of all time?
VA: It is Kam Chancellor (Seattle Seahawks strong safety). He hits hard and pursues everything. He's just a great player.
BR: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?
VA: I would go with my family. Family time is always good. I enjoy being around them.
BR: What is your biggest pet peeve?
VA: When people are slacking off on the football field.
Shaun Scott: 425-453-5045; email@example.com