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Incoming Freshman Eager to Join the Pack with Newsome High School Wolves

By August 2, 2019September 13th, 2019Athlete of the Week

Tampa, Fl. – August 2, 2019 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce Evan Mitchum from Newsome High School as the ‘Athlete of the Week’ for the week ending August 2, 2019.

Mitchum, 15, is an incoming freshman to Newsome High School and a new asset to the Wolves’ defensive line. As a former captain of the Pinecrest Pilots, one of twelve teams in the Tri-County Youth Football and Cheerleading Conference (TCYFCC), Mitchum now seeks to make an impact in the world of high school football.

“I’m excited,” Mitchum said. “It’s a new change for me. It’s a new chapter in my life.”

The Valrico native plays as a defensive tackle, however has been known to switch to offensive tackle when the power is required. In only his third year of football, Mitchum says he still has much to learn. This is a challenge that he is prepared to take on.

“Work your best,” Mitchum said. “Eventually you’ll get to the top.”

Eager to see what the future holds for himself, Mitchum knows that he is ready and willing to take on any obstacle that life throws at him.

Mitchum is all about work ethic and believes that, with the right attitude and mindset, anyone can achieve their goals. He finished, “Just work hard. You’ll get there.”

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Athlete of the Week campaign is designed to focus on student-athletes, recognizing them for their hard work and dedication both on and off the field. The Athlete of the Week award can be earned by displaying one of the following characteristics:

Team Player: Athletes who are nominated for excellence in team play are chosen by a coach who feels the athlete does his or her best to put direction into action, makes a significant contribution to the team and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Leadership: Athletes who earn the award in recognition of excellent leadership must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative and serve as role models for his or her peers.

To view previous award winners, please follow this link.

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