Parents: Luisa and Guillermo Acuna
Siblings: Gullermo Acuna Jr.
Q: What sports do you plan on playing in your senior season?
A: Football, basketball and weightlifting.
Q: At what age did you start playing your sports?
A: Football when I was 14 years old and basketball when I was 7.
Q: Did you ever play any other sports growing up?
A: I used to be a big soccer fan.
Q: Why switch from soccer to basketball and football?
A: All my classmates wanted me to play these sports and I liked it.
Q: Why did you add weightlifting in high school?
A: I started doing weightlifting because I like to work out and it helped me clear my mind.
Q: How much training do you do per day or week on a yearly basis?
A: I would say about five days a week for two hours.
Q: How does your training differ when you are in-season compared to offseason?
A: In the offseason, me and my friends would go play at the park. In-season is much more intense.
Q: Do you really have downtime away from sports?
A: I make time to work to make a little money as well.
Q: Rating the sports you play versus academics, what’s most important in your life?
A: Academics, because that’s my future.
Q: Of the sports, you play, which is most important?
A: Basketball because it’s always been my passion.
Q: What skills do sports teach you that you apply to life?
A: To be determined and give my all in everything I do.
Q: What goals do you have for your senior year, academically and/or athletically?
A: My goals are to better my GPA so I can go to college and be a team leader in football and basketball.
Q: What are your personal dreams?
A: Buy my mom a house.
Q: What is something you would want to do every day?
A: Help people in need with the fire department.
Q: What has been your best high school sports moment?
A: My freshman year with basketball when we won districts.
Q: Any coaches, teachers, or family members who have helped you get to this point?
A: Coach Joey Gonzalez, who has helped me since my eighth-grade year with sports and also academically. He is always on his students about good grades. Coach Kevin Freemen has been one of the people that has been pushing me to be better my whole high school career. Coach C (Mac Childress) is one of the best people I ever met. He also has made me become better in sports and as a person and helped me through my football career.
Q: What advice would you give to the next generation of Dolphins?
A: That they should do their damn work.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve received?
A: Do better tomorrow than you did today.
Q: Having invested so much time — physically, mentally, and emotionally — to your sports, in what way can you have proper closure during your senior year?
A: Winning a district championship for football.
Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of sports?
A: Not really, just work.
Q: What are some challenges you’ve faced as a student-athlete?
A: Grades, attendance, injuries.
Q: If you could add one hour to your day, what would you do with it?
A: Practice my craft.
Q: Do you have any college interests?
A: Yes to go play sports and then get my fire certification.
Q: If you have an opportunity to play a sport in college, no matter the size or location of the school, will you take it?
Q: Is there any one skill you feel you need to improve on to make it at the collegiate level?
A: Yes, to just learn more about the sport.
Q: What is something you would tell your college roommate about the Keys?
A: The Keys are the most beautiful place in Florida.
Q: On your first trip back home, what will be the meal you ask for?
A: Grilled snapper filet.
Q: Do you have any career aspirations?
A: Become a firefighter.