Plymouth Rockie Calvin Eads is proof of that belief as the senior linebacker has been honored by the Indiana Football Coaches Association and the Indianapolis Colts as an Indiana Academic All Star Team member. Calvin is a first team defensive member and joins an elite group of just 24 players around the state so honored.
“It really has to do with commitment,” said Calvin of his honor. “There’s the commitment to work hard and to your teammates. On the field you have that responsibility to your other teammates and in the classroom you have the same commitment to your teachers. There are a lot of lessons you learn on the field you can take to the classroom.”
One of those lessons for Calvin had to do with old saying that who you are is determined by what you do when nobody else is looking. His motivation came from within.
“I always felt like my class work was pretty important to my parents (James and Beth Eads) but it wasn’t something they came right out and said to me,” he said. “It was just important to me to do what they wanted me to do and make them proud of me. I just had to keep myself motivated to do the job.”
Eads was honored during half time of the December 19th game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Provided by the PHS Alumni Association