Sammamish Totems senior football player Isaac Ramirez may not be the biggest guy battling in the trenches for his team, but he makes up for it with a passion for the game that is second to none.
Ramirez, who is a 5-foot, 9-inch, 180-pound offensive lineman, has enjoyed competing in contact sports since he was a kid. Ramirez said the fact the Totems run the Wing T offense (primarily a running offense based on deception) gives him an advantage up front as a pulling guard against bigger opponents.
“As a 180-pound kid it is not the best for offensive line but for this offense I think it is pretty great because every play you just pull and you can blindside anyone so you really don’t have to have a specific size in this offense (Wing T),” Ramirez said.
Ramirez said the Totems are determined to get on the right track after winning just two games during the 2015 season.
“We’re trying to do everything better than we did last year. We are working hard in the weight room to get stronger,” he said.
Recently the Bellevue Reporter had an opportunity to ask Ramirez a few questions about his life away from the football field.
Bellevue Reporter: What is your favorite movie of all time?
Isaac Ramirez: When The Game Stands Tall.
BR: What is your favorite eatery in Bellevue?
IR: It is definitely Broiler Bay. I love their big sloppy burgers. They are so good.
BR: What is the last book you’ve read?
IR: It was in class. We were reading Shakespeare.
BR: How many text messages do you send per day?
IR: I send at least 25. I don’t usually text at all. If you asked how many snapchats I send per day it would probably be at least 500.
BR: What kind of music are you listening to the most in your iPod right now?
IR: EDM (Electronic Dance Music) It just gets me pumped up.
BR: What is your favorite hobby away from football?
IR: Hanging out with friends.
BR: What is your dream vacation spot?
IR: Hawaii. I have always wanted to go to Maui.
BR: What is your favorite dinner dish?
IR: Pesto Pasta. My girlfriend makes it. It is the best.
BR: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?
IR: My brother Adam. He passed away before I was born.