Congratulations to three year Varsity Football player and Class of 2015 Teddy Deas on signing a Letter of Intent to Warner University where he will play football at the Wide Receiver position, a position he has held with the Bobcats during his 3 year tenure. He plans to study Public Communication with a minor in Pre-Law.
A Track & Field and Basketball player for NPHS, Teddy broke the single season record and holds the school record for steals (basketball) with 176 in two seasons. He was a vital part of the 2014-15 NPHS Basketball team that, for the first team in school history, won district and regional titles and made it to the FHSAA Final Four. The same team also placed 2nd in the state academically. Teddy was also apart of the Track & Field team that has now posted 3 straight years of district and regional titles. He is one of two athletes to have participated in two sports and have won regional titles in the same year.
Bobcat-football.com had the chance to conduct a virtual interview this week with Teddy. Here are a few of his responses:
BF: What are your life goals / ambitions?: Teddy: “My life goals are to show younger people the way to live a righteous life and I will show them by doing positive things. My ambition is to be the best I can be no matter the circumstances, I will always push myself until I have nothing left. My life goals are to become someone’s role model. I want to know that I’m impacting lives of younger people, maybe even adults. This shows that I am accomplishing yet another goal that I’ve been working for. My last thing, to all the younger kids, is never say never. If you feel like you can do it then do it! Listening to negativity should only drive you to become better at what you do.”
BF: Any other comments or info you’d like to share?: Teddy: “I would like to thank Coach Skelton for pushing me hard and knowing the values of a true worker. He definitely inspired me to do a lot of things that I’ve never even heard of, because of his loyalty to this school is one of the many reasons why I never transferred. Once again, thank you! I would like to thank the Simms Family for being the first to influence me to play football. They have supported me since 5th grade and to this day they have never turned their back on me. Thank you to coach Jeppe , Nicole(wife) , and Jeppe (son) for taking me in for a year and teaching me and guiding me throughout middle school and high school. Coach Jeppe is the reason for my ambition and it’ll never change my mindset no matter what. Thanks to Malek (my best friend) and his family for allowing me to stay with him throughout high school just so we could graduate together! I can’t thank Malek’s family enough for what they have done; definitely put an impact on my life. Thanks to Coach Slanger and Mr. Ron and Susan for making me a better man, player, and a citizen of North Port. To see a lot of people motivating me means a lot and it’s only right to pay it forward and influence others around my age or younger.”
On behalf of myself and the entire Bobcat Family, Congratulations Teddy on taking the next step on your journey to greatness. Looking forward to hearing how well you are doing in Warner next year.
“Shoutout to my first friends in North Port for not leaving my side through the good and the bad: Malek Barber, Zefen Bruno, Langston Provitt, Karan Higdon, Rodney Lamb, Davon Cromer, Alan Pinkney, Jeppe Bennetsen, and Austin Kendrick.” – Teddy Deas