I am Wesley Hickle. I attend Jefferson County High School in Dandridge, Tennessee. I was 5 years old when I started my career in football. As a young student of the game I loved seeing how football was like a game of chess; one wrong move could create a disaster in the game. I have always been the player to go the extra mile regardless if it is for the team or a specific coach or teammate. Every time our locker rooms open workouts or meetings to take place I am always the first one to be there and last to leave. My dad always told me “perfect practice makes perfect play.” Anything I do in school or extracurricular activities I always put my whole heart into it.
Education has always been a priority in my family. I have always set high expectations for my performance in the classroom. Doing so has help me become a well rounded person on and off the field. Some fields of study that I am considering include: engineering, law, and Christian ministries.
Ronald Reagan once said, “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.” I have never been the person to step back and watch. I always end up taking the lead in whatever I’m doing. However, I also understand the importance of relying on others; I want to make my fellow teammates or friends the best the can be in whatever they are doing. I may look a little rough around the edges, as most lineman do, but behind the beards and mean face we are the often the kindest, most genuine men you will ever meet. My coach once told me that lineman are like mushrooms, we are never really talked about, but our jobs are very essential to the environment around us.
I am a two sport athlete. I play football in the fall and I am on the track and field team in the spring. Field events help me improve my balance, agility, and explosiveness.
I am a member of the Future Farmers of America and participate on the Parliamentary Procedure team. I am also on the leadership team for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I attend Deep Springs Baptist Church and I am actively involved with the youth ministry.