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Athlete of the Week – January 19th

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Irvin Mulligan
Grade: 10
School: Whale Branch Early College High School

Irvin Mulligan was nominated by Shelia Cato, who said, “This young man had a great week on and off the field. Irvin had 214 rushing yards and three touchdowns, helping to lead the Warriors in a win over Academic Magnet. He is not only a great athlete, he is also a great student who has a GPA of 3.7.”

Irvin took some time recently to answer a few questions:

Q: What sports are you involved with and what drew you to that sport?

A: I’m currently involved in football. What drew me to football was when I was 9 years old and playing rec ball and I just wanted to continue my journey in football.

Q: What movie inspires you as an athlete?

A: “The Blind Side.”

Q: What athletes do you try to emulate and why?

A: I try to emulate Nick Chubb, who is a very hard running and very strong back.

Q: What life lessons have you learned from sports?

A: I’ve learned to be a very humble young man and to always stay on top of academics. Playing football also taught me to push myself off and field and get into the community more.

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