ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — This week’s athlete is the definition of swiss army knife. In his team’s 42-0 win over Blacksburg last Friday, Patrick Henry senior wide receiver Carmelo Taylor caught two touchdown passes, had over 120 yard receiving and threw a 40 yard touchdown pass as well and he’s your player of the week.
“We came out with the mindset that we had to be a first half team instead of a second round team. So, we came out with the mentality that we had to play hard no matter what team we face. So, once the ball is in my hands and I see an opportunity to score I shoot it and try to go score,” said Taylor.
“What does Coach Fiddler mean to you?”
“He means a lot to me. He guides me through everything that I do. It’s been a blessing. I’m thankful that I able to do all of those things and my dad helped me through all of those things as a child. He taught me all the different positions. He taught me how to throw and it helped me out into now. As a kid my dad was always saying that you have to be the best player because I was always undersized. So, people always put me behind everybody. He would always take me somewhere to workout and grind to get faster and better. My uncle he would take me to camps and trying to help me out,” said Taylor.
“My dad everyday would say you have to workout. You have to do this and you have to do that because your small so you have to be faster than everybody. So, you have to learn how to do something different in case someone wants to move you around. So I give a lot to my dad because he pushed me to be the man I am today. My older brother played in this jersey. He played in it and I wanted to play in it and I’m just trying to life up to what he did. I just trying to go to the next level. I want everybody to live a good life in my family. I want my dad to live a good life and I want my mom to as well. So, that keeps me driven. I just really want to leave a good legacy. I want everybody to look up when they’re young and say I remember them when I was younger. They played real well. That’s the legacy I want to leave. That’s the legacy I want to leave for everybody,” said Taylor.