Caden Boyd is a senior at Collinsville High School who is a multi-sport athlete for the Cardinals, running different events in track and on the football field he played running back, outside linebacker, and kick returner. It was football that got him into track in the first place so he could stay in better shape.
Now that football season is over, Boyd can look back and reflect on the highs and lows. His favorite moment was easy to identify.
“I had a huge hit on a kickoff in our first playoff game against Shawnee that everyone got out of their seats for,” he said.
Boyd has run track for two years and recalled one moment that made him look back with a grin as a coach asked him if he was in the right event because he looked “too big to run.”
Collinsville track coach Sean Tesar lauds Boyd as a standout athlete.
“Caden was a vital piece of last season’s success,” said Tesar. “He was on the 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400-meter relays.”
Most athletes have role models they admire. Boyd needs to look no further than his social circle.
“I look up to a good friend of mine, Payton Russell. The way he plays football and leads through God inspires me,” said Boyd.
After graduation, Boyd plans to go to Oklahoma Baptist University on a football scholarship and earn a medical degree.