Gabe Kreider loves the challenge of being a lineman for the Broadway Gobblers and wears his number 52 with pride.
“The challenges that it brings you, that apply to life. Broadway football I like especially, because of the community and people around you. The coaches and your teammates, you grow so close with,” said Gabe.
His coach says its his leadership that stands out.
“He's a great football player, but more importantly he is a good role model for the other kids in our program,” said Gabe's coach Brad Lutz.
Gabe earned all-district and all-region honors.
In the classroom he is just as successful. He has a 3.58 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.
“I'm only going to do as well as I want to do, and as hard as I'm going to try in school is where it's going to put me in life. If I try to reach to reach towards my potential, that's how I'm going to do,” said Gabe.
“He's lot of fun. He participates in everything we do. He's always willing to work hard, and do his best. His grades are good. He keeps up with a whole lot of different things, even with a crazy busy athletic schedule,” said Gabe's teacher Anne Thompson.
For his future, he is staying local.
“I'm going to JMU, its for sure. I want to study education. Hopefully after school I want to be a P.E. teacher, and coach football,” said Gabe.
His success on the field and in the classroom is why Gabe Kreider is WHSV's Student Athlete of the Week.
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