Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.
The IMG Academy Football winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athletes of the Week Award is Austin Dooley from Breckenridge, Texas.
How long have you been playing football for?
I have been playing football since I was in the fourth grade.
Who is your coach?
Coach Kyle Kashuck.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
Each coach has a lot of knowledge of what they are doing and they put their heart into it.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I like to watch the movie Friday Night Lights the night before a game. Before the game, I just ask God to take me through the game without any injuries and do the best I can do.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
I like Tim Tebow. I am reading his book right now. I have seen him on campus and actually shook his hand.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
Hangout with my teammates and talk to them about what we did in the game. Our mistakes and our progress.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
I just self-talk to myself. I just say that I get better, the hotter it is, the more I do for my team to get better.