Riverview Raiders Linebacker Keegan Morgan is not only a terrifying linebacker but a kid who has defeated all the odds. Before he picked up afootball, his family was told he would never make it this far, as though he’s on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum, along with ADHD and some sensory issues. The true comeback story as he has overachieved. He graduated out of ALE testing in Behavioral and physical therapy. When he was two years old, he was considered non-verbal; however, he still learned to talk. The ten-year-old is an exceptional athlete, and his success hasn’t gone unnoticed.
While he leads the Raiders in tackles and TFL (tackle for loss) thisseason, he was the defensive player of the year for the fourth-grade division last season. Morgan isn’t afraid to lowerhis shoulder and make a big hit to an opponent, as he is motivated to prove all the haters wrong. His compassion for the game of football is so rare, especially at his age. He calls his teammates his brothers, showing how competitive he is, along with his desire to win.
Former Baltimore Raven and now Hall of Fame Linebacker Ray Lewis is Morgan’s role model. Lewis was one of themost feared players in the league, known for his ability to make a huge hit on any given play. Like Morgan, he loves to make the game-changing play; whether it’s an interception or making a significant hit, he makes sure that theopposing team knows who he is. Training is a huge part of Morgan’s success, one of his favorite ways to improve his toughness is the Oklahoma drill, as he lines up to knock down the player ahead of him once the whistle isblown.
The younger has set his goals for the coming future, as he’d like to play Division I football at elite schools such as the University of Arkansas, LSU, or Texas Tech. Eventually, he also would love to play at Lucas Oil Stadium, or one of the most beautiful stadiums, at AT&T Stadium. It’s safe to say that you can’t rule out Morgan for anything, as he’sproven all the doubters wrong his whole life.