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Graham Smithson

Senior

Graham Smithson, son of Josh and Kristen Smithson, is this week’s Athlete of the Week. He is a senior at Brentwood Academy and a member of the Varsity Football Team. He plays the position of wide receiver.

This season, Smithson said his top highlight was defeating Ensworth High School. 

He started playing football at a very young age when his father coached his flag football team. “I loved it back then and I still love it today,” he said. 

When asked what inspires him to stay motivated when training and competing he said, “A goal of mine I’ve had since I was a child has been to play college football.” He added. “Also, I always think of my parents and how hard they work for me. I would love to earn a scholarship to help them out with college.” 

His top role model in life is his father. He said he admires him for his sacrifice for family and for being a god-fearing man.

Smithson describes himself as competitive. However, when he’s not on the football field, he enjoys fishing and playing video games.

After graduating from BA, he plans to continue his football career in college and pursue a degree in sports medicine.