A star high school football player who is now playing at Kansas State University is recognizing the importance of his high school education.
Denzel Goolsby, who graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in 2015, nominated one of his high school teachers for the Big 12 and College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers program.
The program honors educators by having student-athletes recognize a teacher who made a lasting impact on them, according to a release on the Big 12 website.
Aubrey Logsdon, who teaches English at Bishop Carroll, will receive $1,000 to be used for equipment, supplies or classroom materials.
Goolsby said on Twitter: “Gotta give back to the ones who invested in me.”
“Ms. Logsdon went above and beyond in getting to know her students and caring about them on a more personal level,” Goolsby said in his testimonial about her, on the Catholic Diocese of Wichita website. “She helped to bring the best out of everyone and showed her students through her own actions what love, hard work, and sacrifice look like.”
The award is to be used for equipment, supplies, or materials for her classroom.
Goolsby started four seasons at Bishop Carroll, played running back on two Class 5A champions at Carroll, and earned Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year and Wichita Eagle Top 11 honors.