The most explosive athlete on the Bellevue Christian Vikings football team is looking forward to shouldering the load of the running game this fall.
Vikings’ junior Dylan Parsons, who has played slot receiver, strong safety and running back in the past, will be the featured running back this year. Bellevue Christian head coach Todd Green said Parsons is primed for a breakout junior season.
“Dylan is probably the best player on our team. He is a very quick running back and is fast,” Green said.
Parsons said playing football at Bellevue Christian is much more than just what transpires on the scoreboard on Friday and Saturday nights.
“We want to win games of course— just like any other team— but this team is more about building relationships with each other and testifying to God,” Parsons said. “I do think we will be a lot more successful this year (Vikings went 3-7 last season). Our team camaraderie is great and we’re working together really well.”
Parsons said it’s an honor and a privilege playing for a guy like coach Green.
“I have been playing three different sports since I was five years old, and I have played for a lot of different coaching staffs, and I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a coach who is more invested in his players than coach (Todd) Green,” Parsons said. “He cares so much for us and he puts in so much work to makes us not only better players, but better men.”
Recently the Bellevue Reporter had an opportunity to ask Parsons a few questions about his life away from the gridiron.
Bellevue Reporter: How many text messages do you send per day?
Dylan Parsons: I probably send up to 200 a day.
BR: What is your biggest pet peeve?
DP: When guys on our football team ask for my extra socks.
BR: What is your favorite television show?
DP: I like the show “Pscyh.” It’s just funny and is something I watch with my brothers.
BR: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?
DP: My brother Nathan who is going to The Master’s College in California.
BR: What is your favorite place to eat in Bellevue?
DP: The Cheesecake Factory. I have been going there with my family all the time since I was younger. I love the steak there.
BR: What kind of music do you listen to the most in your iPod?
DP: I’m from the Seattle area so I got to love the alternative folk type of music.
BR: Where do you see yourself in five years?
DP: I want to go to the Master’s College in California. I want to major in biblical studies. After that I want to get involved with ministry.
Shaun Scott: 425-453-5054; firstname.lastname@example.org