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Chiefs' Stone Snyder during game action at Bird H.S. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Age: 18

GPA: 3.83

Athletic accomplishments: A senior quarterback for the Monacan football team, Stone passed for 2,004 yards and 29 touchdowns during the regular season. He rushed for 1,144 yards and nine more touchdowns. He also punted for an average of 32 yards per punt. Monacan went 9-3 this year.

Academic accomplishments: Stone is a member of the National Honor Society and Monacan’s Center for the Humanities.

Favorite class: “AP English with Mr. Bolt.”

Future major: “Business.”

Three words to describe him: “Funny, hard working, smart.”

Strengths: “My hard work.”

Toughest opponent: “My dad. He really pushes me to go as far as I can go. And coach [Jim] Henderson.”

Working to improve: “To be the best I can be, to come into practice and work as hard as I can, to get smarter in school, to get ready for college.”

Best sports memory: In a rec league game when he was younger, “I had the game winning catch in the championship.”

Favorite food: “Steak.” (Cooked medium rare.)

Favorite candy: “Sour Skittles.”

On his playlist: “Rap, La Socket, Travis Scott, NBA YoungBoy.”

Most embarrassing music: “I wouldn’t say I have anything embarrassing. Everything on my playlist I like to listen to.”

If he could have one wish: “Stay healthy forever.”

One thing most people don’t know: “That I’m shy if I don’t really know you.”

If he could go on any game show or reality show: “Family Feud.”

If he could travel anywhere in the world: “Japan.”

Hero: “Ray Lewis and my dad.”

If he could have any superpower: “Fly.”

Best advice he’s ever received: “Always play every play like it’s your last because in football you never know when it’s going to be. Work as hard as you can every day.”

His house is burning down and he can take only one thing with him: “My X-Box.” His favorite games are “Madden” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.”

Scholar-athletes of the month are nominated by their coach or athletics director and are chosen by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond Sports Backers. For more information on the program, visit sportsbackers.org/scholarships

Sports reporter

Eric Kolenich writes sports stories for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, focusing on local athletes and teams. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a BA in English and joined the paper in 2009. (804) 649-6109

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