Q&A with Buford's Jackson Gaspard

Posted 1/5/2022

Meet Jackson Gaspard, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound pitcher/infielder from Buford High School who has signed with Georgia Tech. Gaspard is a member of the Metro Atlanta Big 10 cover for the 2022 Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine. Here are 10 questions with him.

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Q: What in-game rituals or superstitions do you have?

A: The in-game rituals I have are doing the same warm up drills and stretches before every game. The main superstitions I have are wearing the same undershirt that I have always worn and eating the same pregame meal.


Q: Who is your favorite professional sports team?

A: Atlanta Braves.


Q: What is your favorite food to eat?

A: Surf and turf, a.k.a. steak and shrimp.


Q: Name one thing people may be surprised to learn about you? 

A: I think one thing that people would be surprised to know about me is that I am not even the most athletic of the kids in my family. My sister, who does competition cheer for both Buford and The Stingrays, is who I would consider the most athletic of the siblings. 


Q: Who is your favorite teacher and what is your favorite high school subject?

A: My favorite teacher throughout school at Buford is Mr. Buice. He was my 6th-grade science teacher and that has been my favorite subject ever since. 


Q: Outside of baseball, what is your next hobby? 

A: My next hobby outside of baseball is just doing anything with my friends. I have a good core group of best friends that have done everything together since 7th and 8th-grade.


Q: If you could travel anywhere outside the U.S., what would be your dream location and why?

A: The Maldives. I have seen pictures and heard the travel stories from there, and it seems amazing.


Q: Name the person you'd like to meet the most.

A: I would like to meet Russell Wilson. He has always been a role model for me. He's my favorite player of any team and sport. He is very religious and translates it well on and off the field.


Q: Who has been the most influential person in your life?

A: My dad has been the most influential in my life. He was the person who first got me into baseball. He has helped me progress over the years, and he has shown me what it is and what it takes to be a great dad.


Q: After baseball, what career are you planning to pursue?

A: After my baseball career, I plan on pursuing a business degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. I then plan on working my way to become my own business owner.