a football dream come true
“I may not be the biggest, fastest, strongest guy out there, but I don’t let that stop me from pursuing excellence.” Nate Leonard, center for the UTSA Football team, has proven to be a leader both on and off the field.
As a starting player, Nate inspires his teammates with his constant pursuit of excellence. Off the field, he brings attention to the UTSA Football team through his popular blog, which appeared on the Huffington Post. And as an ambassador for athletics, Nate encourages kids to work hard in pursuit of their dreams.
“Coach Coker saw the vision of what I could become. And I saw what UTSA was working to become,” Nate shares as he reflects on the road that led him to the UTSA Football program. With a dream to play for a Division I team, he was told time and time again that he was not tall enough but he persevered when he impressed UTSA coaches and was offered a full scholarship.
“I am so grateful for the support the team receives. Allowing us the opportunity to extend our vision and our life goals—the impact is immeasurable. I hope the donors understand how much their gifts have made a difference for my teammates and me,” he says.
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