By Brody Patmore
Senior Jamel Foster stands at 5’ 11’ and weighs 180 pounds. Playing football and basketball for the high school, Foster captains both teams and helps lead them to accomplish goals.
For the football team, Foster plays wide receiver and linebacker. On the basketball team he can play either point guard or shooting guard.
His dad, Jermaine Foster, was the reason he fell in love with sports.
“He’s always been there to teach me the game and not to make the same mistakes he made when he was my age,” Jamel said.
Growing up he looked up to Ray Lewis, a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens.
“He always led his team the way I try to with both basketball and football,” Foster said.
Last year, Foster averaged a very solid 14.5 points for the basketball team, as well as helping the football team to a perfect 10-0 record in the regular season.
So far this season, the football team is standing with a 7-1 record. “Another undefeated season and to win a playoff game,” is what Foster said he was hoping to accomplish this season.
As for basketball, “I would like to win 11 or more games,” he said. He also said he would love to play in a district game like he did his sophomore year.
Foster hopes to reach 1,000 points in his final season. “I’m 487 away which most would see as unreachable but I’m not like other people,” Foster said.
After high school he would like to go to college and major in a field of engineering or computer science and play either football or basketball.
Jamel Foster isn’t your typical student athlete. He balances academics, football, and basketball as well as many other things, no easy task.
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