“As a player I consider myself a playmaker,” Holy Angels corner Keontay Shorter said to Northstar Football. “At any point in the game I am capable of making a big play. Some of my strengths are my heart, my athleticism,…
“As a player I consider myself a playmaker,” Holy Angels corner Keontay Shorter said to Northstar Football. “At any point in the game I am capable of making a big play. Some of my strengths are my heart, my athleticism, explosiveness and footwork. I'm very versatile as I have ball skills on the offensive side of the ball, and I'm very physical with pressing off the line on defense. On special teams I consider myself a threat and momentum changer. As a team, we felt like we came short of our goals last season. Most of us being juniors told ourselves we don't ever want to feel this feeling again losing in the section championship. As coach talked about being together and being a brotherhood losing in the section championship has never brought us any closer. Individually, as a junior, it was awesome to represent Holy Angels. Depth wise, I was needed at corner. I also played slot and fielded kicks. With the season I had I was blessed to be nominated all district honorable mention and special teams MVP.”
Shorter worked with some elite defensive backs in the off-season.
“This off-season mentally for me, I've learned many things working with the best to bring my game to another level,” Shorter explained to Northstar Football. “My personal trainer, Antawan Walker, former free agent in the league, Marcus Williams, current NFL cornerback with the Jets, and a family friend Benny Sapp II. With my teams strength and conditioning program led by Jim Gunderson, our head coach being my main priority. I've been really studying the game to improve my football IQ and become a student of the game so on the field I can help my team win games . I have really been taking advantage of open fields to get extra work with the best players Minnesota has to offer. Individually I'm expecting the unexpected. As a team we are expecting something special. We know it isn't going to be a cake walk, but this hard work we are putting in we are expecting results and majority of us being seniors to cash in at US Bank being the ultimate goal.”