A senior from Burke, Virginia...

Blake Hernandez

Hi, my name is Blake, and you're watching me [strikes a John Wayne/James Bond pointing-with-both-hands pose] on jeopardy.com.

What's your strongest category?
SPORTS and POP CULTURE are my strongest categories, I'd say.

What's your weakest category?
My weakest, um, LITERATURE I'm not very good in as a category. That's--ART, ART I'm not a fan of either.

What do you do for fun?
Um, for fun I like to play baseball--I'm a huge baseball fan. I like to go to games a lot too. I, uh, work on my school newspaper. Just hang out, you know.

Do you have career plans?
My career plan--my dream job is to be an anchor on SportsCenter. It's kind of a lifelong dream of mine.

What's up with your socks?
My socks. I had a feeling you were gonna... I used to have a pair of lucky socks when I was, uh, on an old baseball team growing up. Metairie Playground. Thirteen-Fourteen All Stars. But one of 'em got ripped in half. So now I no longer have a pair of lucky socks, I have a lucky sock. So. I figured I'd wear it with me. [Shot of his feet, with a blue sock on the left foot and a white sock on the right foot.] It's the blue one. The blue one is the lucky sock. Right here.

2002 Teen Tournament quarterfinalist: $2,500.

Blake was 16 at the time of the Teen Tournament.

Blake appeared in the following archived game:
#4019, aired 2002-02-07 Anna Gohmann vs. Blake Hernandez vs. Emily Karrs 2002 Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 4.

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