2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know Palmyra running back Juan Figueroa

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Billy Splain | April 4, 2023


Juan Figueroa
Running back
Palmyra area
Class Of 2025
positions you play
Jersey # 25
HT/WT 6ft 187
Other sports” Track
Honorable mention first team offense in Pennsylvania, an first team all county RB
Twitter @D1juanf

Palmyra has a tool to make a run this year. Jaun is a bruising back that has a goal: “I’m going be one of the top running backs”. Expect another big year for Juan.

Coach Chris Pavone says Juan is poised for a big year. “In 2022, Juan was a standout running back for us as a sophomore. He had 1,039 yards all-purpose. 2022 stats: 794 yards rushing, 3 touchdowns; 245 yards receiving, 1 touchdown. Poised for a breakout year in 2023. He’s a versatile player on both sides of the ball. Quick, athletic, good vision. First Team Lebanon County All- Star as a running back; Honorable Mention RB for the Mid-Penn Keystone”.

Why do you play football? I play football because the game , I love it and got raised from it. It teaches me discipline, responsibility and hard work to achieve what you wanna achieve.

Who is your favorite sports star and WHY? Bijan Robison ,Jahmry Gibbs , I like them because the way they play an mov , I see myself moving like Jahmry Gibbs and the way I’m training now is definitely gonna get even crazier.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain: My favorite play would be this one game I was gettin handed the ball to the 6 hole. I was practicing for maybe 3 days before the game how to be patient behind the line for certain plays. I practiced these certain plays to be patient behind the line, we ran the play in the game to the 6 hole an I got the ball handed to me and stayed patience …broke out and got the touchdown.

What was last years season like for you? I liked it , I definitely feel like I could’ve accomplished more but now I put so much work over this off-season that I should be accomplishing what I’ve been wanting to

What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game? Penn state, or just any college

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport? Cardinals

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why? My games because I like to learn on what I have to work on and train on it

What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why? Friday night lights

If your mom and dad are screaming at you from the stands, what is it they usually yell? “Work hard”

Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY? My mom

Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t: I love my sport

What is your most embarrassing sports moment? Was about to score an slipped

Is there anyone in your family, besides your parents, you could consider your biggest fan? Who, Why? My best friend , we go everywhere together like camps and stuff like that

When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why? School work , or watching college running back plays , school because you aren’t a athlete without “the student” so you gotta keep grades up , and watching college running back plays to see what I can do to work on.

What is your favorite play to run? A screen or toss

What scares you the most? Workin hard so hard and not getting where I want to be

Music of choice: Who I do it for – YFN lucci

What was your favorite gift as a little boy? Why? Food

What restaurant is your go to when you need a big meal? Sushi heaven

Which one? Sheetz or Wawa Sheetz

What is your favorite vacation destination? Florida

Do you remember what the first football game you saw was? My older brother playing football when I was to young to play

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