D.I.T.R: Kamron Wilson

Kamron Wilson was a standout athlete at the Gridiron Football Elite Camp that was held in Jonesboro, LA at Jonesboro-Hodge High School. The camp featured athletes from all over the northern Arklatex area including athletes like Kamron. Kamron is a class of 2024 DL/OLB hybrid player for his team the Airline High School Vikings. Kamron is 5’10” 205lbs and plays DE and OLB majority of the time. At the Gridiron Football Elite Camp, Kamron posted a 5.37 second 40 yard dash, a 4.62 second 3 cone shuttle and a 7’10” broad jump. Kamron uses his strength to overpower his opposition. He says he has worked on his hands and technique more to incorporate into his game this season. Look out for the name Kamron WIlson in the future a he looks to make an impact for his team this season.

I was fortunate enough to speak with Kamron in order to gain insight on his ideals and career

When did you start playing football and why did you start playing?

“I started playing football around the age of 10. I used to play basketball but after watching football I became more allured to it.”

What aspect of the game made you fall in love with the sport?

“I’ve always been a defensive minded person. I’m not sure why but I always wanted to tackle and everything about football with that is amazing to me.”

Do you play any other sports?

“I do track and powerlifting. In track I throw discus and run the 400.”

Who do you look up to as a role model?

“I look up to my mom, she inspires me every day. She is so hard working and does everything for me and the people she loves.”

Is there a college or professional player that you try to model your game after?

“I model my game after Cam Jordan from the Saints and Kayvon Thibodeaux, I like the way they use their hands. They inspire me as someone who plays defensive end just like them.”

What have you learned about yourself from playing football?

“I learned that I can persevere through anything. There has been a lot of ups and downs in football but my love for the game has always been there.”

What sets you apart from the other players at your position?

“I set myself apart with my versatility. There isn’t only one thing I can do. I’m flexible for defenses because I can play OLB, DE,DT and even nose. I also have a great motor on field.”

Who motivates you to get better every day?

“Definitely my Mom, no competition. My Mom motivates me because she does a lot for me and I want all of my hard work to pay off for her.”

What goals have you set for yourself this upcoming season?

“My number one goal is to be better than I was the day before, nothing else to it.”

What is something you are working on improving in practice?

“I’m currently working on improving my hands, watching those two players I mentioned earlier has helped me incorporate that into my game. Last year I was more of a power player but now I’m working on technique and getting faster.”

What have you learned about teamwork from your past experiences on your teams?

“I learned that you can’t get anywhere without teamwork. You always need it because if one person isn’t doing their job then the whole defense can get messed up.”

What is your favorite moment from your career so far?

“My favorite moment of my career was winning the district title this past season. After starting the season 0-3 going into district play it was great to come out with the title. It was one of the most satisfying moments of my life.”

What do you see yourself accomplishing after high school?

“After high school I want to continue my athletic career and school at a college that is fit for me and my future plans.”

What are some hobbies you like to do in your free time?

“I like to work out, do photography and also color a little bit. When I draw I like to draw football players.”

What kind of qualities do you believe a leader should have?

“I think a good leader needs to use constructive criticism when another teammate is wrong. A good leader must also give his 100% every play no matter whatas well as motivating his teammates to do the same.”