SSN: sports package Mason Wright

Intro: I got time to sit down with junior safety, Mason Wright, and ask him a couple of questions about his year so far and the change from his sophomore to junior season. Here is how the Interview went:

 

Q: What made you want to start playing football?

A: A lot of people don’t know that I grew up in Florida. I started playing football around age 4 since football is such a big thing down there. I instantly fell in love with the sport and when I moved to Indiana I just kept playing here as well. Football has always been a huge part of my life as well as my family’s. Ever since I was a kid, I remember always having a football game on in the house whether it be college or professional ball. I am grateful to be playing the sport that I truly love at such a high level like I am today.

Q: How was the transition from playing jv football your sophomore year to playing big varsity minutes in your junior year?

A: You know sophomore season was not my best season, but I definitely had a few highlights. I played mostly jv ball but was able to start special teams for varsity and get some minutes at defense during games. I got my first big varsity play when we played Fishers last year and I made a big time stop and fumble recovery at a crucial scoring moment for them. That is one play that I will always remember and something that will stick with me for the rest of my life.

 

Q: Run me through your big interception against Lawrence Central earlier this year. What was going through your mind during that play and how did you make it happen?

A: Lawrence Central is always a great team and are usually very competitive. We knew going into that game that stopping their offense was going to be the key for us to win. On that particular play I read the quarterbacks eyes and thought he was going to try and throw my way. I jumped the pass focused on getting my body down and was able to make a game changing play.

 

Q: Let’s talk a little bit about the after math of that play. What was the belt you were holding up and how did everyone react to the interception?

A:We have this thing called the turnover belt and whenever someone on defense makes a big play, they hold up the belt and show it off to the student section. The aftermath to that play was crazy, I thought it was just going to be treated like a normal interception but soon I was getting posted everywhere for it.