June 1, 2020

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Diamond in the Rough: Kershawn Fisher

Kershawn Fisher is a 6’3” 213lbs five-star junior linebacker from Northshore High School in Slidell, Louisiana with a 3.5 GPA. Fisher was voted player of the game five times his junior. Fisher finished his junior year with 70 tackles, 15 sacks, a force fumble, and a fumble recovery. Fisher was rated a 9/10 in height, 7/10 in weight, 7/10 in speed, 8/10 in agility, 8/10 in strength, 10/10 in hands, 10/10 in footwork, and 10/10 in vision.


How long have you been playing football and what do you love about football?

I’ve been playing football since I was eight years old. I use to play basketball, but once I was introduced to the physicality and violence displayed in football I instantly feel in loved with it.

What are some life lessons you have learned from playing football?

Some life lessons I learned was when things get tough I learned how to keep on pushing and I learned how to be a team player, leader, and due to my experience and skills I’m a captain.

What kind of football player are you?

I’m a passionate, aggressive, dependable, hardworking, and smart football player.

Who are some of your biggest influences?

My brother is because he started the pathway for me and helped me to perfect my craft.

Are there any football players you try to model yourself after?

Sean Taylor because he made a statement when he hit the field and that inspired me to want to play just like him. I also model my game after him because he was always going at 100% every single play and he was everywhere on the football field I mean everywhere. That is why I model my game after him.

Do you play any other sports or have any hobbies?

I play basketball and I volunteer at my church with the youth.

What made you decide to play linebacker?

Because out of all the positions I played I felt like that was the position on the field that fit me best. Linebackers are often considered to be the most important position on defense, due to the versatility that is required in playing the position I know that with my job task on the field in providing help in the run game, putting pressure on the quarterback and dropping back in coverage that I have to be on point. So playing linebackers is really my ideal position on the football field because of my versatility.

What is your greatest strength on the football field?

My greatest strength on the football field is my ability to inspire my teammates to play hard and to never give up.

What is a part of your game that you are trying to improve?

A part of my game that I am trying to Improve is my speed and my quickness off the ball.

What are your goals for your senior year?

My goals for my senior year are to lead the state in sacks and maintain academic excellence in school.