D9Sports.com/EYT Media is doing a series of player profiles on returning high-school athletes this summer. The year in school listed by the athlete is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
(Photo of Jake Lezzer (right catching the ball). Photo by Logan Cramer III)
JAKE LEZZER – JUNIOR – CLEARFIELD
Son of: Amy and KC Lezzer
Sports Played: Football and Basketball
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: Both his older brothers, Christian and Ryan, played football at Clearfield and earned college scholarships.
2018-19 Highlights: Was named an Eric Shick Agency D9Sports.com All-District 9 performer at wide receiver and a second-team Class 4A All-State wide receiver by PAFootballnews.com after catching 46 passes for 1,036 yards and nine touchdowns. He also ran for 106 yards and a touchdown. On defense, he made 23 tackles and tied for the team lead with four interceptions. He was also named the 2018 PA Preps Sophomore Wide Receiver of the Year and a first-team Mountain League player at wide receiver and returner.
Post-High School Plans: He plans to attend college and play football and has already received scholarship offers.
Q&A With Jake Lezzer
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
JL: Football, because I really enjoy the competition and comradery that comes with the sport.
D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
JL: My first varsity touchdown freshman year against Tyrone
D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
JL: Beside from the competitiveness that comes with it, I feel that so many life lessons are taught to help me in whatever career path I choose to do in the future.
D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
JL: Both of my older brothers, Christian and Ryan, have had the most influence on my athletic career. They have always been extremely supportive.
D9Sports: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be and why?
JL: When it comes to competing for the state championship I feel that private schools and public schools should be classified differently.
D9Sports: If you could be president for a day, what would be the one major thing you would do?
JL: If I was president for a day I would make it a priority to take better care of our veterans.
D9Sports: What is your ideal place to live? County, City, Suburb? Why?
JL: Suburb because I like the city life but I don’t want to live directly in the city.
D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
JL: I’m really interested in history and I like reading about historical figures.
D9Sports: What is your strongest subject in school?
D9Sports: If there was one period in history or one event in history you could go back to, what would it be?
JL: To be able to go back in time and watch the Declaration of Independence be signed.
D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
JL: Who has impacted my life the most? My parents for always being with me and supporting me in everything I do.