Athlete of the Year - Detail

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Athlete of the Year - Detail

Athlete of the Year - Detail

Foster Sarell
Graham High School

    “I’ve been blessed with a great opportunity and great physical gifts that God has given me. I think the only way (to stay grounded) is to shine a light on not me, but on God. And it’s kind of ter-ritorial. I live in Graham, Washington. We’re just a humble town. And I was just raised by my parents to be humble and I have great friends.”

    Those are the words of Foster Sarell, a high school senior who has been dubbed the #1 offensive line recruit in the nation by almost all of football’s national experts. Stanford University has agreed, and he will be there in the Fall to prove them correct on all counts. His 3.73 grade point average was certainly a help as Stanford won a nationwide recruiting battle for his collegiate career.

    He is 6-foot-7, weighs 315 pounds and has won every honor in sight at Graham-Kapowsin high. Even the U.S. Army has agreed. He was invited and played in the Army’s All-American Bowl in San Antonio in January. The TAC was not about to be left out in recognizing Foster: he was a TAC Athlete of the Year in football last Fall.

    His high school coach, Eric Kurle, has watched Foster grow since he was probably six years old, playing Soc-cer and basketball, and he has expressed “an incredible feeling because you’ve seen him grow throughout the years and you knew he was going to be special.”

    So, what is Foster’s formula for success? To be a great Number One type of guy in the nation you must be a hard worker, you’ve got to have the talent, and you’ve got to get the grades. Kurle adds: “that’s what Foster has got. We’ll see what he can do. Hopefully he will just keep getting better and better and do the same things in college and hopefully get into the NFL and just be a special player.”

    Our Tom Names Salute to Sports is proud to claim Foster Sarell of Graham-Kapowsin high school as our Scott Names Male Athlete of the Year. If you are #1 in the nation at your position in your sport, you certainly should be, and you certainly are, #1 for a $10,000 schol-arship from the TAC.
    Athlete of the Year - Detail