This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Tyler Scott, a junior football player from Norton High School.
Tyler is a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track and field. He says the balance between academics and athletics is a challenge that he readily accepts.
“Since I was little, father and mother have always taught me that grades come first," he said.
"If you're going to participate in school and want to play (sports) why not be the best at it? "
On the football field, he says the camaraderie between his fellow players and coaches has led to success on the gridiron thus far.
“It's pretty fun and we have a lot more camaraderie this year, and we're winning so it's fun," Scott explained.
His head coach, Kevin Pollock, who is in his first year with the Panthers says that Scott is a natural with his skill set at both running back and defensive back.
"He’s an incredibly naturally gifted athlete who doesnt rely on his skill but works his butt off,” Pollock explained.
Off the field, Scott is also a great young man to be around, says Pollock.
“Tyler is an outstanding playmaker, but also a great person. Always smiling, always doing the right things. Fun kid to be around and its special to watch him play."
We wish Tyler the best in all of his future endeavors.