CFC100 Gray swaps basketball for football and it’s paid off

Photo courtesy of Mike Gray

We often don’t think of how the people around us can see our potential before we can. For CFC100 Mike Gray, it was his basketball coach who recognized that Gray would be better suited for football.

Basketball was my first love. I was pursuing a career in basketball, but I found myself getting really aggressive in the games and wanted to push, shove, and hit people, which is obviously not allowed,” he explained. “Because of this, my first basketball coach – also had been a football coach – and he sent me to one of the tryouts for Bucs, I was a starter my first year and I loved it, so I stopped playing basketball and fell in love with football and the contact.”

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