Growing up with a dad that is a football coach and former college player really influenced how I looked at football. I first became interested in football sometime in first grade while watching my dad coach high school football players. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the family aspect of it. What I have learned about myself while playing football is that I am resilient. I know what pain feels like, and I'm not afraid of it. When I was a freshman, I had to earn my starting position both offensively and defensively against some really talented juniors and seniors. My coaches have shared that I have good feet, I use my hands well, and I have a good understanding of the game of football. Every week I create goals and discuss my areas of improvements with with my coaches.
My academic goal for high school is to be in the top 10% of my class. I am still undecided as to a career path, but I find Physical Therapy interesting.
During the off-season, I keep myself active with basketball, throwing in track, and summer baseball. I enjoy getting involved with youth programs by coaching and refereeing for the local recreation center's little league flag football. Outside of athletics, I'm an avid hunter, play in the High School band, and participate in forensics. I am very proud of placing third as a freshman at the Kansas State Forensics competition for humerus soloist.