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: Shaun Hastings
College: Saint Francis University
Height, weight, class, position: 6-4, 280 pounds, redshirt junior, offensive lineman
High School: Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
About Shaun: The Pennsylvania native and high school All-State selection has become a reliable mainstay on the Red Flash offensive line with 18 appearances up front in 2018 and 2019 including nine starts at right tackle last season. Shaun twice participated in the Saint Francis Chapter Lift For Life and stepped into a leadership role in 2020 and attended the Uplifting Athletes Leadership Development Conference.
What is your most memorable experience as a college football player?
HASTINGS: The Uplifting Athletes Leadership Conference by far. I loved meeting new people and seeing just how big of an impact we can have on people’s lives.
What drove you to get involved with Uplifting Athletes?
HASTINGS: My brother was diagnosed with ADHD and had signs of autism when he was younger. It was a fear of mine that people wouldn’t treat him fairly so I am always looking for ways to help people.
What have you learned from your experience with Uplifting Athletes?
HASTINGS: The biggest thing I have learned is how much of an impact that I myself can have on so many people’s lives.
What advice would you share with someone in high school looking to play college football?
HASTINGS: Always believe in yourself even when you may be getting overlooked and don’t compare yourself to other players.
Who is your favorite NFL player and why?
HASTINGS: Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt because of the way he plays, gives back and keeps fighting through injury.
If you could have lunch with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and why?
HASTINGS: King Tut to find out how they built the Pyramids.
SHAUN ON THE HOT SEAT
What is your perfect pizza?
HASTINGS: Deep Dish Sausage from Pizza King
All time favorite movie?
HASTINGS: Tie between Casino and Lone Survivor
What is your go-to fast food restaurant?
Favorite sports team (any sport)?
HASTINGS: Baltimore Ravens
What is the most used app on your phone?