Nathan Doremus, a senior at MMHS has been signed to play football as a linebacker with Adrian college. He hopes to major in Criminal Justice and go to law school after graduating.
He started playing football in Texas when he was about 9 years old. He absolutely fell in love with the game and has been playing it ever since. His favorite part is that there is always something new to learn and improve on.
Even during a loss, he looks up and sees the community supporting the team and people from town coming out and supporting them. He says that it brings people together, so regardless of the score, he feels a rush to see his community there for them. Plus, he thinks about how awesome a win is and how he feels, so he uses that to motivate him to play harder.
He has stated that in order to manage his schoolwork and sports, he makes sure to get schoolwork done right when he receives it. There is no procrastination for Nathan, if he wants to succeed in both school and sports. Football isn’t the only sport that he plays, he also plays baseball and golf.
During the football season he trains by working on his explosiveness; he does this through weight training. During his off season, he works on building strength and stretching to keep his body in competitive shape.
He recommends working on things constantly.
“You do something for 20 days and that adds up. Imagine if you put in that effort for a year, two years, four years.”
If he had an hour to spend with any player, current or retired, he would choose to spend it with Luke Kuechly. He was a linebacker with the Carolina Panthers. He said this was because he just dominated the field. He stated that his skill set wasn’t the best out there but you can tell that he played with smartness. He spent time off field preparing for his games.
He also feels that he was a great team player and just overall an inspirational guy. He won the 2017 Art Rooney Sportsmanship award.
MAPS is extremely proud of Nathan and we look forward to seeing what he does after graduation.