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Tyler Segar Keeps His Eye on the Prize

Tyler Segar, Junior, Boys Town High School

Boys Town High School junior Tyler Segar’s passion for football began when he arrived at Boys Town in his eighth-grade year. Although he hadn’t played organized sports other than basketball, he met Boys Town coaches for track, basketball, and football and soon became a multisport athlete. Playing on those different teams has been life-changing. “Traveling on long rides with my teammates to play far away opponents was fun,” Segar said. “I loved going with my friends, teammates, and coaches.”

Segar started out playing on the junior varsity teams, but now he’s advanced to varsity. “I’m proud of all the stuff I did and worked hard to get where I’m at. Now I’m a starter on the varsity team for all three sports.” He also loves participating in summer football. “It was a lot of fun waking up and working on getting better with my teammates. We had a great time playing against other schools than we normally play during the season.”

Boys Town varsity basketball coach Vernon Davis stated, “Tyler has shown great commitment and growth while being a student athlete at Boys Town. He is coachable and has the work ethic to match. I believe with his knowledge and experience that Tyler will play a big role going into the upcoming season this year.” Chris Nizzi, varsity football coach at Boys Town, agreed. “What I appreciate most about Tyler is that even though he is fun loving and sometimes gets corrected for it, he responds right away and gets back on track.”

George Woki, one of his family teachers, shared, “He’s a quiet leader. If asked, he’s always more than willing to help. He doesn’t argue, and he accepts consequences easier than others. He’s quite resilient.”

Segar has a supportive grandfather who is involved in his life. “Knowing I have family and Boys Town in my corner keeps me motivated.” His drive comes from the thrill of competition. “Competing gives me the motivation to wake up every day and get better at what I do. It’s important to me to perfect my craft.” He plans to pursue athletics after he’s graduated. “I will continue my journey. I have the passion to pursue either football or basketball because I consider myself an all-around athlete.”

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