UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Andrew Sanborn, senior, football

Andrew is our senior quarterback, a three-year starter. Through nine games this season he has thrown for 2,072 yards, with 18 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He is the all-time leading passer at Union High School and recently became only the ninth player in New Jersey history to pass for over 6,000 yards in a career. Andrew was an all-state selection last season and will receive countless honors this postseason. — Union High School football coach Lou Grasso

How much of an accomplishment do you feel it is to be only the ninth player in New Jersey to have thrown for 6,000 yards or more?
It is a great feeling to be among such a small group of amazing quarterbacks to have 6,000 yards. I am honored and blessed to be able to reach that goal.

How much do you feel you’re two previous years as a starter helped you this year?
The experience that I have gained from the first two years starting in my high school football career helped me a lot. It made me poised and showed me the specifics and what it takes to be a great leader and quarterback for my team.

What are your post high school football plans?
My plans for after high school are to go to college and study to become an athletic director and while in college play football as well. I have not made a decision as to where I will be attending yet but hopefully I will know sooner than later.

What’s your favorite memory of high school football?
I have a lot of great memories with my football team and the program over the years but I feel as though the best has yet to come. We hope to be state champs for the first time since 1993 which would be amazing for this town and this program.

What other activities do you enjoy at school?
I enjoy a lot of things here at the high school. Football is definitely my favorite activity that I participate in, but I also play basketball and baseball and I also enjoy those sports.

What’s your favorite subject?
My favorite subject in school is probably sociology because it teaches you a lot about society and is very interesting to me.

What do you do for relaxation away from school and football?
Away from school, my favorite thing to do is play with my little brother Colin and hang out with my family when I am not at work. I also play video games when I can just like any other teenage boy.

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