Q&A with Hereford’s Jaden Cano
Hereford senior linebacker Jaden Cano will be a force to be reckoned with in a stout District 3-4A Division I.
The Whitefaces are led by head coach Don Delozier. Delozier, who has been the face of the Herd since 2003 has a record of 86-94 with the program.
Cano aims to add to Delozier’s win column in the 2019 season. The 6’0” 195 pound defensive standout accumulated 127 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and three sacks in 2018 and can only improve with his third consecutive year of varsity experience.
What kind of work ethic do you possess that enables you to be a successful football player?
“Work ethic is everything. My dad always told me that I may not be the fastest or the strongest, but if you work the hardest, the results will show. I take that mentality with me on and off the field--you just have to be a master of your craft to contribute to your team.”
You have to be very passionate to pursue football, how would you describe your passion?
“It started at a young age. When I was younger, I watched Jason Witten with the Dallas Cowboys get his helmet knocked off and keep running. That’s when I fell in love with the sport. It symbolizes more than the game. It shows what the human spirit is capable of and how much the body can take.”
What trait do you have that most contributes to who you are?
“Work ethic and leadership. It’s one thing to be able to play, but when you can lead your teammates into battle that’s another thing. It’s my senior year, and I want to be able to give everything I have to my teammates. I want to make sure that I’m ready and everyone else is ready.”
Who is your hero?
“My hero is definitely my dad. I get emotional talking about him. I’ve never seen the guy miss a day of work. The day after surgery, he's back at work the next day to provide for his family. He’s the perfect example of a man. He’s someone who gives so much to his family and puts himself last. That’s why my dad is my hero.”
Do you have a pregame tradition that’s out of the ordinary?
“Besides listening to music, no not really. I guess I get into my own reality. I visualize myself making plays during the game. I always think of the roar of the crowd--nothing fires me up more than hearing the crowd.”
What do you do in your spare time?
“I really like to spend time with my little brothers. I like to hang out with them and show them how to be good young men.”