Blake Bixby, son of Aaron Bixby, is a senior at Independence High School and this week’s Jet’s Pizza Male Athlete of the Week.
He is a member of the varsity football team and plays the position of middle linebacker.
One of his biggest highlights this season was when the team beat Franklin High School at home after Jevon Robertson intercepted the ball on Franklin’s last possession.
Bixby got his start in the sport at a very young age.
“As a kid, I loved football and baseball which I’ve been playing since I was six. I just have had a passion to compete,” he said.
When asked what inspires him to train and compete he said, “Just knowing I can get better physically and mentally every week. You always have to take each game with pros and cons, win or lose, that’s just how sports are.”
One of his biggest role models and influences is Arnold Schwarzeneggar. He admires him for his persevering spirit and success in all he has done.
Lance White, Independence High’s Defensive Coordinator said of Bixby, “He’s really worked himself into a good leader and good football player.”
After graduating, he plans to attend either Texas A&M or Mississippi State University. He would like to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering.