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By LARRY VAUGHT
Sometimes it’s hard to remember the impact University of Kentucky football players can have on youngsters — no matter whether the team is winning or losing.
Kentucky junior linebacker Avery Williamson is almost a folk hero in his hometown of Milan, Tenn. He’s also quite a role model for youngsters there as shown by what fifth grader 10-year-old Hunter Orman wrote for a class project on what college he would like to attend. Enjoy the paper he wrote:
“I would like to go to Univ. of Kentucky. One of my friends goes there.He is #40 on the football team and he is awesome in football. You need to make good grades and do your best in school. My friend is on a billboard. He makes good grades and does his best in school and puts school first and that’s what I will do too. People can tell that Avery is going to make it to the NFL and I hope that I can get the same scholarship so that I can make it too, but the key to success is to put school first and you have to believe you can make it.”
Hunter’s father, James, noted that the comments were written in class where his son had no one to help him.
“You will hear a lot more about Avery I’m sure. Avery is a first class person no matter what he does on the field,” James Orman said.