Meet the 'Jackets: Curtis Mobley

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Lebanon sophomore Curtis Mobley is expected to be a key contributor in the secondary for the Lebanon football team this fall. Mobley was also a standout varsity baseball player as a freshman last spring.


Lebanon sophomore Curtis Mobley will be thrown into the fire of varsity football this fall as a key contributor in the ‘Jackets’ secondary.

Mobley is expected to see significant time as a cornerback and is going to get tested in week one against a talented and athletic Rolla Bulldog team.

Mobley saw a few snaps for the varsity team last season, and also served as the quarterback for the freshman team.

A standout player on the baseball diamond, Mobley was a key member of a Lebanon team that won 13 games a season ago.

The Lebanon Daily Record recently caught up with Mobley to talk to him about the upcoming football season.

LDR – What would you say your strengths are on the football field?

Mobley – I would say that my strengths on the field would be my speed, quickness, and ability to learn the plays.

LDR – What are some things you have been trying to improve on this offseason?

Mobley – This offseason I’ve been working on all aspects of my game. I haven’t focused on one thing really, just trying to become the best player I can be.

LDR – What do you enjoy doing when you’re not playing football?

Mobley – Whenever I’m not playing football I like playing baseball and hanging out with my teammates and friends.

LDR – What are the biggest differences from going from the freshman level straight to varsity?

Mobley – Going from the freshman level to the varsity level has been a big change, the game is a lot quicker this year, so I’m trying to learn on the fly, but I’m enjoying it.

LDR – What are some expectations you have for the team this year?

Mobley – My expectations for the season and the team is just to win a lot of games. This team features lots of talent, so I’m looking forward to getting started and seeing what happens.

LDR – Who has been the biggest influence on your football career?

Mobley – My biggest influence on my football career would have to be Lebanon assistant coach Kurtis Allen because he has helped me a lot as a defensive back and helped grow me into a better player this summer.

LDR – What position do you like playing most on the football field?

Mobley – I plan on playing mostly cornerback this fall, and I enjoy it because it is fun to get to guard the opponents best players. 

LDR – What is your favorite sports memory?

Mobley – My favorite sports memory was hitting a grand slam my freshman baseball season last spring.

LDR – When did you start playing football and what got you interested in the sport?

Mobley – I started playing football when I was five years old. I just really enjoyed everything about the game and had played it ever since.

LDR – What game are you looking forward to most and why?

Mobley – The game I’m looking forward to playing in most this year is Camdenton because is is our rivalary game and always fun, but right now we are still focused on Rolla for week one and don’t want to overlook them because when know they are a talented football team.


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