Each month Eastbay is highlighting a top high school athlete by spotlighting their accomplishments both in and outside the game. This month’s winner is senior Brady Christ from Forest Hills High School in Pennsylvania.
An all-around athlete, Brady is a two-year letterman who also competes in powerlifting and track & field while remaining active in his school community. He’s a member of the ski and media clubs, holds down a 3.4 GPA, and is a four-year PA Bronze Academic Award winner.
For Brady, football is more than a game. It’s all about the family, friendships, and character building that come with working hard to reach your goals. Here’s what Brady had to say about being a role model for younger athletes, the joy of competing, and his future aspirations:
What is your definition of a successful student-athlete?
My definition would be a student who balances being a successful athlete while also succeeding in the classroom and makes a healthy impact in their school community.
What has been the highlight of your athletic career so far, and what makes that moment stand out for you?
My highlight has been my defensive playing this year. I have two interceptions and there are still games to play.
Who is your role model in athletics?
My role model is Jalen Ramsey.
How important is it to you to be a role model for younger athletes?
It’s very important. When I was younger, I was raised up by older athletes who guided me down the right paths. I wish to continue that tradition and be a positive influence.
What do you love most about competing?
I love expressing all the hard work and effort I’ve put in. Getting to show that I’ve worked harder and I’ve become a better athlete is easily the best part.
What are some of the goals you’d like to achieve after high school, and what are you most looking forward to?
I’d love to be able to coach a team or be an athletic trainer for a team. Later on, raise a family and so forth.