You have to have patience in order to succeed in life. Everything may not come when you want it but if you keep your faith and trust God's timing you will come out victorious in the end when you least expect it." Ryan Armwood, Class of 2021
Knights football standout Ryan Armwood will continue playing next year for the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions. Ryan made the announcement last week. “Southeastern was the right school for me because it’s a steadily growing program and I really admire the type of atmosphere the school gives off,” he says. “The city of Hammond reminds me of my hometown in Zachary, so I feel as if it’s a home away from home.”
Ryan began playing football at the age of 10. He says he was initially nervous about the sport, but at the age of 12, he discovered that his talent could get him to the next level. Head football coach Travis Bourgeois saw that in Ryan from the very beginning. “From the day Ryan walked on to campus his sophomore year, he has had immediate impact to our football team,” says Coach Bourgeois. “He brings the positive attitude, work ethic, and leadership that leads to success. The 2 time District 8-AA running back and offensive MVP, will bring tremendous versatility to the Southeastern football team. He will be a fine representative of an Episcopal student athlete on the Hammond campus.”
Ryan plans to study kinesiology and minor in pre-dentistry once he arrives in Hammond. As a member of the Episcopal football team, track team and a youth fraternity, he is accustomed to managing a lot, and he looks forward to taking this next step. “This means a lot to me, I’ve been working towards this goal since I’ve started playing the game of football,” he says. “I am very blessed to be in this position to display my talents at the next level. This is something that every high school football player dreams of.”
Join us in congratulating Ryan as he continues his dream.
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