The Beginning of Many Opportunities

Briana Goodfriend and lakecentralnews

For football player David Yancey (11), this year’s season may be over, but his football opportunities have just begun. Yancey participated in the U.S All-American Army Combine this past week in Texas. He was recognized as the top 11th skill offense player and the second best running back.

“I was very happy and surprised. It felt great to finally be recognized for all the hard work I’ve been doing,” Yancey said.

The combine evaluated players for the U.S. All-American Game, which Yancey will know if he made after his senior year football season.

“There’s a lot of great athletics out there, and I have to work hard every day to maintain and get better,” Yancey said.

Yancey was invited to the Combine because the football team did so well this year and because he was awarded MVP at the NUC Combine this previous summer. Yancey looks forward to next year, but will never forget this year’s season.

“We have a shot to go far [next year], but last year’s team was outstanding- we made history,” Yancey said.