As a kid, I watched my older brothers, Gilbert and Elias, suit up every Friday night in the fall and I couldn’t wait to be just like them. I took a football to recess every day so I could play with my friends. I fell in love with the game at a young age and love it even more now that I am the one who is suited up. My brothers, parents, coaches, and a handful of other loved ones have played a huge role in shaping me into the young man and athlete that I am today. Their constant support motivates me each day to be the best I can be, on and off the field. During my time as a Knox City Greyhound, I have learned the true meaning of “leaving it all on the field”. If I walk away at the end of a game without being completely exhausted and bruised up, then I didn’t do my job to the best of my ability. I have learned that I am an “all-in” kind of guy. I give 100% effort, 100% of the time in everything I do, and that hard work and dedication pays off each Friday night. I think my ability to read the defense and find the open spots, whether I’m running the ball or looking to pass it, is a unique skill I possess.
One of the biggest obstacles I have faced as an athlete is not making the playoffs my junior season. We came up short on the points system and ended district play with a three-way tie. That was a hard pill to swallow, but instilled a drive in me to give it my all and become a leader for my team. I don’t want to ever be in a three-way tie situation ever again.
After graduating high school this year, I play to attend a four-year university and pursue a degree in Sports Management.