Teagan Gross: Pilgrim Allstar

September 28, 2017

Teagan Gross came to New Plymouth his 3rd grade year, capturing the hearts of pilgrim nation and, football coaches who saw his speed and stature. He started playing football in 3rd grade, coached by Dick Humphrey. Teagan has played almost every position asked of him because of his skills and abilities, including: running back, tight end, defensive end, quarterback and a line man.

Teagan says he likes football, and only plays football because “It’s a contact sport and I likes to hit stuff.” His only plan for senior year is to have lots of fun and make it as memorable as possible.

Teagan plans to discontinue his football legacy and join the U.S. marines, if both his shoulders are still in healthy condition. He previously had shoulder surgery, and last friday at New Plymouth’s homecoming game, Teagan had his opposite shoulder dislocated. It is very rare that a player has his shoulder dislocated, then popped back into place and return back to the game ten minutes later.

Brad Allison, a trainer from St. Luke’s hospital relocated his shoulder back into place and wrapped it up, and Teagan continued to play soon after. When asked why he went back in, Teagan responded, “I felt like he had to go back in because I already knew it was going to be a tough game.” Teagan is NP’s starting running back and he makes a big difference in their offense.  He said “ When I got hit I already knew what had happened and that it hurt… alot.” New Plymouth won last Friday night 36-32, and Teagan definitely was a key player.

Mabel Porter

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