Male Athlete of the Week: Jose Tabora, senior football player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Nov. 3 to Nov. 9 Why Jose Tabora was selected: In Wilkes’ 42-21 loss against Stevenson, Tabora recorded two season-highs, rushing 16 times for 143 yards and three appearances in the endzone. He surpassed Boo Perry’s 1993 school record for total offensive yards with 6,994.


Male Athlete of the Week: Jose Tabora

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Jose Tabora

Year: Senior

Major: Criminology

Hometown: Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

High School: St. Augustine Prep HS

Position: Quarterback

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

The main reason I chose Wilkes was the sense that a culture was changing, and I wanted to be a part of it. The people I’ve met here helped me be who I am today. 

Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

My interest lies in becoming a detective after graduation. Make sure you try to do an internship, it will help you in the long run a lot.

Favorite building on campus?

My favorite building on campus is Breiseth. It’s where almost all my classes are. 

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

This season demonstrated the hard work we have put in over the years. The seniors have put in a ton of work, day-in and day-out, and the Mayor’s Cup was a nice start to the finish we are looking to end with. 

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I first began playing simply because my big brother played.  I looked up to my brothers and sister, and they all supported football. My mother and father also played a big part in supporting me from the jump. Scoring TD’s looked really fun. 

Favorite thing to do during practice?

110s, plate-pushes and 50/50s.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field? 

Off the field and out of the weight room, I enjoy watching Netflix, Disney+ and beating the team in Madden.

Most influential person in your life?

The most influential person in my life is my mother. She is an all-around amazing person. 


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

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be Jesus, so he can turn the water to wine. 

Favorite professor?

My favorite professor is hard to choose because I have so many great ones. If I had to choose one as of late, I would say Dr. Seeley. 

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

My favorite meal would probably be fried chicken and Mac and cheese.

A quote you live your life by? 

“Take the road less traveled.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To be a Colonel means to elevate the people around you and create culture in everything you do.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Shout out 37 and Gelato.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor