Enlisted Date: Jan 1, 2014
Separation Date: Apr 1, 2017
Occupation: Infantry, heavy weapons,
I was a three year varsity football player at Gateway Regional High School in Woodbury Heights, NJ. I was a co-captain my Junior and Senior season. I led the team in tackles for loss my Junior year while playing outside linebacker and strong safety. I also made over 100 tackles my senior year after moving to inside linebacker. I played on the offensive side of the ball moving from fullback to center to fill a void. I contributed to special teams as well as being the teams long snapper. I also played defensive end at times on obvious passing situations. While playing football my main goals were the overall success of the team, and being the most disruptive player of the defense.
Over my high school career I was named the practice player of the year, iron man of the year given to the teams toughest player voted by the players, 1st team all conference linebacker and offensive line.
On the field, I had the ability to pick apart the opposing offences' game plans, and change the momentum of a game. I gained a reputation and made a name for myself by having a great motor, having fast hands and feet, being physically and mentally tough, being a vocal leader, leading by example, always being around the football, a team comes first guy, extremely hard working, and dedicated to the weight room.
I was not recruited by any colleges to play football, and after a short yet successful kickboxing career I made the decision to serve. I enlisted in the United States Army. I served three and a half years with the 82nd Airborne and attained the rank of specialist. During my time in service, I deployed to Iraq in Operation Inherent Resolve, as part of a personal security detachment for NATO special operations commanders, and serving as a part of a two man sniper team.
I feel that my time in the military and my experiences have made me a stronger leader, while also making me physically and mentally tougher. If I were given the opportunity to play at the college level or even show case my abilities to a college team, I would prove that I could be a valuable asset to the team not only on the field but in the locker room and weight room as well. If given a chance I will give more then 100% to the team as I did in the 82nd Airborne's Task Force 1Panther, and hold myself to a higher standard and make an impression to the coaches, and encourage others not only on the football team, but others on campus.
Thank you for taking the time to read this short biography on my football and military experiences. I hope while reading this you've considered me to be a good fit for your program. If my training or highlight video did not validate my abilities I would be honored to participate in a private workout and prove my value.
Gateway Regional High School
Graduation Date June 2010
Hometown: Westville, NJ