Today’s Rising Senior spotlight is on Thomas Kerrin of Bronson High School.
Kerrin will play football, basketball, and participate on the weightlifting team his senior year. This fall he will play running back and linebacker for the Eagles’ football team.
The 6-foot-1, 235-pounder finished with 435 yards rushing and three touchdowns on offense as a junior. He also recorded 52 tackles, including seven sacks and eight tackles for a loss. Thomas also had 12 hurries, two fumble recoveries, and three forced fumbles.
He is a two-time team defensive player of the year. His favorite high school sports moment was ending a 22-game losing streak and winning the Eagles’ first game at home in six years.
Kerrin’s favorite quote is from former head football coach Seth Stebbins who said, “Winning is like a bag of chips. Once you have one, you’re ‘gonna want more.”
Kerrin wants more in 2020.
His personal goal is to go 10-0 this season. He said he has some interest from Division-II and Division-III schools and that he would play anywhere at the next level. He just wants the chance to play.
Russell Holley, who was Bronson’s defensive coordinator last season, takes over as head coach for Stebbins. Holley was part of an Eagles’ team that went from winless the previous season to a 4-6 record in 2019.
A total of nine starters return on offense and eight starters return on defense, giving the Eagles a strong nucleus to work with.
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