Colin Souza knows a thing or two about getting his hands dirty in order to accomplish his goals. The affable senior at Upper Cape Tech, who hails from Falmouth, can fix a dent in your car’s rear end as well as put a defensive lineman on his.
A two-sport athlete at UCT, Souza is a captain for both the football and boys’ ice hockey teams for the Rams. The son of Terry and Kelley Souza is known for possessing a quick wit, a disarming personality and a competitive spirit on the gridiron and ice. In school he said that his favorite subject is history, and he also loves his part-time job at Robertson’s Autobody. Colin said that his most-prized possession is a belt that his mother handmade for him.
“The Wolf Of Wall Street” is Colin’s favorite movie. His go-to meal is a good chicken burrito.
How did you get involved with football? How much do you enjoy it?
It started off with something to just try because my younger brothers played, and I just kept playing.
You have played on the offensive line at Upper Cape. What makes someone a good offensive lineman? How tough does it get in the trenches?
A good lineman will hold the line at all times, no matter the cost, staying low and strong. You’re not a good lineman if you’re not tough enough to handle the trenches.
Your team lost a heartbreaker in the playoffs. Looking back at the game, what do you think was the difference between winning and losing?
Looking back on it, every one played their hearts out, but it came down to Old Colony being a better team.
There is a movement in Massachusetts to ban youth tackle football. As a former player, what are your feelings on that subject?
I think that the ban is not a good idea. It’s a kid’s and parents’ choice to play tackle football.
Hockey season is coming up soon.How much are you looking forward to getting on the ice and what kind of team do you think that the Rams will have this year?
I am very excited for the hockey season. Most of our team was seniors last year, having about six leave the team. I think we will have a good year.
What do you think a scouting report would say about you?
I don’t make big plays, I just focus on my job and those around me to play their best.
If you could replay one game that you have played in, which one would it be? Why?
The old Colony game for sure, losing by one point. I think it could have ended in our favor.
What do you consider the highlight of your athletic career so far?
I would consider my highlight being the leadership I have for both hockey and football.
Who is the best teammate that you’ve ever played with? What makes that person stand out?
Andrew Hatch. He is no superstar at all, but he has heart for the game and that’s all you can ask for [in] a teammate.
Do you have any sports-related superstitions? If so, what are they?
I have a protein shake before every game, and listen to the song “Huntsman.”
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from playing sports?
Respecting those around, you whether you win or lose.
What’s the most interesting place you’ve ever visited? Is there somewhere in the world that you’ve always dreamed of going? Why?
I haven’t been to a lot of places but skiing in Maine is fun, I have always wanted to go Nepal just to see the culture they have there.
What’s the biggest difference between you as a senior and as a freshman? If you could go back, what advice would you give to your freshman self?
To be more assertive and speak up rather then not saying anything at all
What is something about you that people would be surprised to learn?
In 8th grade I was Simba in “The Lion King.’ It was a school play.
Describe your idea of a perfect day.
The perfect day to me is a day where you’re not bored, you’re doing something and not thinking how much longer in the day there is.
What are your post high school plans?
I plan on going into the workforce where I work currently.
Where will you be in 10 years, and what will you be doing?
Ten years from now I would have my own body shop, to work here in Falmouth.