Salary’s success continues at Marian

Salary’s success continues at Marian

Jamaal Salary, Staff Writer


La Porte Slicer football product Charles Salary has made a name for himself outside of Kiwanis Field.

Salary, LPHS Class of ‘14 alumni, has broken countless Slicer records including most touchdowns in a game and season and most yards in a game and season. Salary also had the most career rushing yards. Most historically, during his senior year, the Slicers had the ability to compete in the IHSAA 5A State Championship game.

“My greatest accomplishment as an athlete would probably be reaching the State finals my senior year. The adversity we faced the past couple years prior to that was a lot. I believe advancing to State accomplished my goals,” Salary said.

After shining in high school, Salary continued his career at Marian University in Indianapolis. Although he was redshirted and put on scout team his freshman year, he overcame this obstacle by facing the task head-on and went on to win Offensive Scout Team Most Valuable Player.

“I’m just trying to be the best person and athlete I can be. I want to set an example for my brothers and those around me,” Salary said.

After sticking to his principles, Salary started to get more reps and eventually became the starting running back for the Marian Knights his sophomore year.

“I believe competing is the most important and exciting for me. I am very competitive, and I want to win in everything I do. I compete with myself, my opponents, and my brothers,” Salary said.

Salary has been stellar at Marian University and is ranked second for Marian’s all-time rushing yards with 3,032 yards. They are fighting for the chance to compete for the NAIA championship after the upset last year to St. Xavier.

“Last season left a sour taste in my mouth. So, I want to right that wrong by reaching the national championship and winning it,” Salary said.

The Marian Knights have recently played two games and have started the season with two wins of 49-14 against St. Ambrose and 55-0 against Trinity International. Salary obtained 151 rushing yards with two touchdowns against St. Ambrose and has two touchdowns against Trinity.

From Kiwanis to Saint Vincent Field, Salary continues to run through the competition.