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Chicago Tribune: Scholar-athlete Focus: Brother Rice’s Spencer Scott

It all started with a kick to the head.

Eight years ago, fourth-grader Spencer Scott was new to football and in search of a position with the St. Germaine Trojans.

Scott ended up as a lineman, but the Trojans also needed a punter. So one day in practice, he picked up a ball and booted it out of sight.

“I looked up, like, ‘Wow, I can’t even see it! That ball must have gone far,’ ” he recalled.

That’s when he felt a thud on top of his helmet. Plenty of hang time. Zero yards.

“That wasn’t good,” he said. “I decided to pick it up. I wanted to fix that.”

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Source: Chicago Tribune | Michael Stainbrook

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