On October 25, the 49ers released the winner of their Player of the Week award for Week 8: Burlingame’s very own Lucas Flygare.
The program began last year. Winners receive tickets to a 49ers game, where they are recognized on the field at halftime, as well as an invitation to a closed practice and a $500 grant for their school. Flygare is most excited for the game tickets, as he will be attending the 49ers’ last game of the season with his father.
Even though the award is prestigious, Flygare does not think it had any impact on his relationship with his teammates.
“My teammates are really supportive and were really nice about it,” Flygare said. “A lot of them congratulated me and a lot of them were really happy that I got it. I’ve been playing with these guys for four years; a lot of them are really good friends of mine and they were really happy for me.”
Flygare is a versatile player, switching between linebacker and defensive line. His favorite position to play is defensive line. He was honored for his late-game defensive stop to preserve Burlingame’s win against Hillsdale.
“I just think it’s really fun and it’s really difficult,” Flygare said. “It’s very physical, very hands-on, and it takes a lot of energy, but I really enjoy it.”
Flygare has been playing sports since second grade, and also plays soccer and lacrosse here at Burlingame. He says that if he were to pursue a sport in college, it would be lacrosse.
“The one thing that really translates between the three sports is the team comradery,” Flygare says. “It’s different crowds, different people, but I feel like all the social stuff is very similar.”
If you missed Flygare playing football, you can catch his next soccer game.