AOTW: Jose Tabora, senior football player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Sept. 8 – Sept. 14 Why Jose Tabora was selected: Tabora earned the MAC Football Offensive Player of the Week award after leading Wilkes to a 30-27 victory over LVC by scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime.


Nicole Gaetani

Senior football player Jose Tabora

Name: Jose Tabora, Jr.
Year: Junior
Major: Criminology
Hometown: Egg Harbor Township, NJ
High School: St. Augustine Prep HS
Position: Quarterback

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

Wilkes gives me the perfect environment to enjoy every day on and off the field.

Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

I plan on going to law school, but I am still looking at what interests me.

Favorite building on campus?

Karambelas Center – everything is so new and the bathrooms look like spaceships.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken came first … I think.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

My goal for this season is to win every game, but that sounds crazy to people, so my goal is to just be dogs on the field.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I first started playing football because scoring touchdowns looked like a lot of fun – and it is.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Make fun of all my friends.

Coke or Pepsi?

Is that even a question? Coke 100 percent.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

If I could improve one thing, it would be the nutrition that we consume. I feel like we could benefit heavily from it.

Most influential person in your life?

My mother. I don’t know where I’d be without her in my life.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Mac Miller, Lil Peep, and XXXTentcion all at once.

Favorite Professor?

Professor Wilczak.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

The mozzarella sticks.

A quote you live your life by?

“Travel the road less traveled upon.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

It means to just be a good person and be apart of the family that is being built around us.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Shout-out to the whole student body; the football team loves everyone’s support. Thank you for coming to our games and if you come to the games, you won’t be disappointed.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor