Monday, May 25, 2020

The Jewish Link of Bergen County and Gotham Burger would like to recognize 8-year-old Charlie Simmons as this week’s Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week. Charlie is in the 3rd grade at The Moriah School and he plays for CMEK, MGBL, TBO and Ai Flag Football

Charlie who is your favorite athlete?

Russell Wilson, QB of the Seattle Seahawks, because he’s smart for making good plays and throws touchdown passes.

Who is one of your role models?

Derek Jeter is my role model because he always says good things about his teammates and he doesn’t talk about how well he plays.

Do you have a special pregame meal?

I try to eat something small because I don’t want to play on a full stomach. I choose healthy snacks like an apple and a granola bar and, of course, an energy drink.

What is your favorite sports memory?

When I ran from the line of scrimmage on the 10-yard line the full length of the field and pulled the other teams flag.

Favorite thing to do when you are not playing sports?

I like to watch TV, play video games and draw.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Everyone will know that I play sports and I am good at it.

The Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week will receive a $10 gift certificate to Gotham Burger. Please send nominees for next week’s Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week to [email protected]