Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series.
Name: Dylan Autenrieth
College: North Carolina State University
Height, weight, class, position: 6-4, 240-pound, redshirt junior, tight end
High School: North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga.
About Dylan: This is the third consecutive year Dylan has been a regular and consistent contributor for the Wolfpack as a tight end and on special teams. Saw action in every game as a redshirt freshman in 2017 and in 2018 was the Co-recipient of the team’s Bo Rein Award, given to the player who provides vital contribution in an unsung role. Last season Dylan also registered his first career catch in a road win at Louisville. Several recent NC State Chapter Leaders have come out of the Wolfpack’s tight end room, and Dylan stepped up in 2019 to serve the Rare Disease Community by attending the Leadership Development Conference and serving at the Vice President. The two-time Academic All-ACC selection already has three catches for 40 yards this season – both career-high numbers.
What is your most memorable experience as a college football player?
AUTENRIETH: It would have to be running out of the tunnel every Game day. Doesn’t get much better than that.
What drove you to get involved with Uplifting Athletes?
AUTENRIETH: One of my teammates told me about it and about the cause and I wanted to be a part of something special like Uplifting Athletes.
What have you learned from your experience with Uplifting Athletes?
AUTENRIETH: I have learned from this how having a good cause and motivation can get you a long way, and you can impact a lot of people!
What advice would you share with someone in high school looking to play college football?
AUTENRIETH: Just be yourself. Do not try to act like someone you are not to fit in.
Who is your favorite NFL player and why?
AUTENRIETH: Tom Brady because of how consistent he is and how long he has been dominate for… It is just impressive how he still tears apart defenses as a 42 year old.
If you could have lunch with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and why?
AUTENRIETH: Kobe Bryant just because of his competitive nature. I would love to just pick apart his brain and see what he has to share with me.
DYLAN ON THE HOT SEAT
What is your perfect pizza?
AUTENRIETH: Meat lovers
All time favorite movie?
AUTENRIETH: Law Abiding Citizen
What is your go-to fast food restaurant?
Favorite sports team (any sport)?
AUTENRIETH: New York Football Giants
What is the most used app on your phone?