BY OLIVIA LEWIS
At 2 PM on Friday, February 10, a Cooper City High School senior signed to his future college. A four year player on the CCHS football team, Tyler Brown signed to become a collegiate athlete at St Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.
Family and friends swarmed the college and career readiness room, waiting for Brown to make it official. As Brown signed the paper, his teammates began to cheer and his family was overjoyed.
“It is an amazing experience, he has worked very hard for this,” mother Melissa Brown said. “This is the icing on the cake, and it is very exciting.”
Brown started his high school career on the junior varsity team and made his way up to the varsity team. Brown has always strived to be the best he could be, despite all the obstacles thrown in his way. During his junior year, Brown tore his labrum, but continued to play for not only himself, but for the team.
“I think Tyler Brown is one of the best football players I’ve ever had the opportunity to coach in my fifteen plus [years of coaching],” Head Coach Brandon Walker said. “He is very dedicated to the game and he is a very tough kid. Tyler is definitely one of the best kids that I have coached and I’m excited for his future.”
Brown received the Offensive MVP award his junior and senior years in high school, and hopes to continue having those achievements in college.
“I hope to start as a freshman and be an All-American,” Brown said.
He will continue his football career as a prospected running back at St. Ambrose University. Brown’s dream is finally becoming a reality, and he has nothing but big things ahead of him.
Featured image by Ben Milgram.