Athlete of the Week: Tristan Brown

Now imagine you go to your doctor’s office, you walk in for your appointment and your doctor is 6”3, 240, can run a 40-yard dash in less than 5 seconds and bench 350 pounds.

That may become a reality once delta football’s senior Tristan Brown enters the workforce.

Tristan plays fullback and linebacker for the panthers. He’s rushed for over 500 yards scoring 11 touchdowns this season.

“I got that inspiration, I think one thing I want to do is make a lot of money and doctors obviously make a lot of money and it’s a steady career. So I researched a lot of different professions in the medical field. And one thing about dermatologists is scheduling and everything. It just lines up with how I want to my lifestyle and everything, and along with the pay. And so i just felt it was the right thing for me.”

Tristan has yet to receive lower than a 3.9 GPA in all his years in schooling. According to Head Coach Ben Johnson, Tristan leads by example both on and off the field.

“He’s a very good young man. In the classroom he has mainly straight A’s, on the field he’s our leader on our team. He gets everybody going and he has strong character. He’s just a kid that exemplifies our program a lot. He does a great job in all areas of his life.”

Not only is brown a captain of the team, he wants to be the captain of his life as well by starting his own medical practice.

“I want to be self-employed. I want to work for myself and nobody else. I think that’s the best way to go.”

Still Brown’s main goal is to help others, a moral that stemmed from his parents at a young age. No doubt that will get him from football pads to a white doctor’s coat very soon.

”I think my parents, I mean they’ve been a big impact on my life. They’ve always shown me taught me that you give and don’t expect to receive. And so I think that’s the one big thing that goes into helping others with becoming a doctor.”

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