Marcus Gray, La Porte junior, has been putting in the time to become a leader on the field and on the track.
Gray has been a two-sport athlete for the La Porte Football and Track programs since his freshman year, and he has accumulated many accomplishments such as lettering twice in football and track including and being named a member of Athletic Student Council.
“Being an athlete has increased my drive to be the best in school and in my community. It has also given me a purpose in life and given me a sort of confidence,” Gray said.
Gray started his athletic career at Boston Middle School competing in football, basketball, and track. This is where he found his niche for sports and became motivated to become a versatile athlete.
Gray decided to challenge himself this offseason by becoming faster and stronger and showed his work ethic by showing up to off season workouts and summer practices.
“I feel my greatest accomplishment as an athlete is setting an example not only to my teammates but to the future Slicers,” Gray said.
Not only is Gray a dominant athlete, but he is also a strong student with a 3.78 GPA.
“He is a very special person in our football program and a very dedicated student-athlete,” Jorden Steinhiser, junior teammate, said.
After high school, Gray plans on attending college to pursue a profession in Criminal Law while continuing his football experience.
Until then, Gray will continue to be a leader at LPHS.
LPHS is fortunate to have Slicers that are as amazing and spectacular as Marcus Gray.