Citizen's Spotlight: Connor Kornbrath - Nationally Ranked High School Kicker

Name:  Connor Kornbrath

Age:  17 years old

Student: Junior at Bridgeport High School

Family:  Father-Brian Kornbrath; Mother-Barb Kornbrath; Brother-Michael Kornbrath

Hobbies: Sports of all kinds, video games, and hanging out with his friends

Plans for college:  Currently undecided but hopes to kick at a Division I school.

Future Career Path: Hasn’t decided other than trying to kick in the NFL.

What qualities of your mother/father influenced you the most?  He has his father’s patience and humor, while having his mother’s goal setting abilities.

Who do you admire most and why?  He admires his parents the most because, no matter what, they have always been there for him and have been behind him. 

What made you pick football?  Connor’s friends convinced him to play football in the fourth grade.  He also played soccer until he was a sophomore in high school which helped strengthen his basic kicking skills for football. 

Are you nationally ranked?  Currently, through Prokicker Academy, he is ranked 7th overall in the nation.  However, for the Kicking Recruiting class of 2012, he is ranked 2nd in the nation.

What is the best piece of advice you ever got? You are only as good as your next kick.

What is the most difficult part of being a teenager right now? It is difficult to have enough time to have a job while dedicating so much effort into practice and school.

What advice would you give parents trying to understand their teenagers right now? Try to understand your teenager’s situation and everything they are experiencing before punishing them.