Starting in my first varsity game as a sophomore was the beginning of my high school playing career. I went nine for nine on extra-point kicks in my first start. I eventually kicked 12 extra points for the season. That game embedded in me the drive to work hard both on and off the field in order to play my part on the team. The experience taught me the importance of being dedicated to a team that wanted to win. It also instilled within me patience, discipline, persistence, and most of all, the importance supporting my teammates in helping them to succeed.
One of the most meaningful experiences of my life was in 2016 when I took a mission trip to the Fundaninos children’s orphanage in San Juan Pinula, Guatemala. The experience helped me better appreciate everything I have and all the opportunities afforded to me to pursue the life I want to lead. With that in mind, I continue to be actively involved in a variety of ongoing volunteer service programs in my local community. I regularly seek out opportunities in my community to assist with local food drives, local soup kitchens, and home building projects with Holston Habitat for Humanity.
I hope to use my next two years of varsity experience to develop and prepare myself to play at the collegiate level. I would like to attend a college that has both great academic and athletic programs. I am deeply passionate about playing football at a collegiate level, but pursuing a quality education is my first and foremost priority. I am confident that my character and work ethic would make a positive impact on your team.