Even before Da’Norris Searcy stepped on the school bus to head off to kindergarden, he’d made plays on the football field.
“I kept crying that I wanted to play so my mother made it possible for me at the age of four,” Searcy said.
He played running back and linebacker from a young age, mostly because he just wanted to be like dad.
“My dad played middle linebacker so I just always wanted to do what my dad did,” he said. “And on offense, they just used to put my dad in the back of the endzone and tell me to run towards him as fast as I could to get to him.”
Searcy thinks playing up against older kids made him a more competitive player because when he was in high school he wasn’t scared of the older kids. He played only one game on his high school’s JV team and moved right up to varsity.
“I’ve always loved defense, since the beginning. I just ran all over the place and tackled all the kids. My cousins used to get mad because I was younger and I was running over them.”
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