Hi, my name is Nathan Blauman, and I want to play at the highest level I can in football. I believe I have the skills and determination to play Division 1. I have a never-give-up attitude and will always keep pushing myself to the max; when others give up I don't. I am a senior (2020) at Wenatchee High School in Wenatchee, Washington. I am 6'0, 210 lbs running back with a 2.98 GPA. I ended my season with 1,529 yards rushing, on 8.2 yards per carry, and 21 touchdowns, plus 1,902 all-purpose yards. I set the single-game rushing record at our school as well with 325 yards rushing and 6 touchdowns, and also set the single season touchdown record (21). I was awarded MVP, and first team All-League, last season I was awarded 1st team All-League running back in football, had 1,400 all-purpose yards, and scored 16 touchdowns over 9 games. I'm looking for a program that will be a good fit for me athletically as well as academically. I believe I not only have the talent to compete for a college team, but the character, work ethic, and leadership skills to make an immediate impact on your program.
In addition to being named 1st team All-League in football 2x, and MVP, last year I was awarded 2nd team All-League point guard in basketball and 1st team all defense. As a two-sport athlete and a 7-time captain, I know that I have what it takes to be a leader on your team! I feel I have had tremendous growth from my Junior to Senior year in athletics, and growth in my character as well. A lot of things have made me who I am today-- having four older brothers always pushing me to get better and better in my athletics, and also my parents being a great support through everything I have done has helped me so much.
I fell in love with the game of football summer of my second-grade year. My brothers started playing catch with me often, and I started really enjoying it. That entire summer I would play catch with one of them every single day, and the next football season I started dominating in my football league to the point where I was getting pulled out because I had too many touchdowns. From then on I have loved the game of football.
People always talk about the risks of football and the danger of collisions. What's often overlooked are the benefits that come from the game. The life lessons that guys learn while they play it are priceless. I learned how to tackle people and catch a football, but more importantly, I learned how to lead others and the value of practice. I learned life skills that many people do not know about and have not experienced. Not only have I had a support group of peers who looked out for me, but I was also blessed with a number of mentors who cared about me and wanted me to succeed. I have learned how to compete at a high level, how to be disciplined, how to work hard, how to lead... I can go on and on. But the game has been great to me, and I can't wait for what is ahead.