DITR: LB Trenton Green, Fletcher High School (Neptune Beach, Florida)

Trenton Green is a skilled linebacker from Fletcher High School in Florida who possesses an incredible combination of physicality and willpower. He weighs 175 pounds and is 5’9.5″. Having started playing football before kindergarten, he has come a long way, now as a sophomore on the varsity team, recording five solo and three group tackles in his previous season.  Trenton stands out for his unmatched work ethic and real passion for the game. As a multi-sport athlete who plays basketball and football, he has a tough schedule, but he has managed to maintain an amazing 4.0 GPA, which demonstrates his extraordinary dedication and discipline.

Trenton’s accomplishments, which include being chosen to be the captain of the 9th grade JV team, an All-conference football player, the defensive MVP, and two times National Pop Warner All-American Football Player, demonstrate his football expertise and unwavering drive for perfection. But what really drives him is the team’s brotherhood and friendship, which transforms his teammates into family and turns any challenge into an adventure that they can all take on together.

He is really more than just an athlete; he is a committed learner and a natural leader whose journey exemplifies the values of perseverance, hard effort, and collaboration. He is a beast on the gridiron and it’s clear he’s on a trajectory that could very well see him dominating on the field for Saturday football in the future.

How did you get started in football, and what inspired you to play the sport?

I started playing football when I moved to Florida and my Dad deployed. I moved away from my birth family, so football filled the void.

Can you share a memorable moment or game that stands out in your football career so far?

When I was freshman, I moved up to Varsity football and caught an onside kick, for the first time I understood I was playing Varsity football when I caught the ball and got laid out.

What positions do you enjoy playing the most, and why?

Linebacker, because I like tackling other football players.

How do you balance schoolwork and football during the season?

I stick to my schedule and understand the importance of maintaining my GPA.

What aspects of your game do you feel you have improved upon the most since you started playing?

My leadership abilities.

What are your individual goals for the upcoming football season?

To get the most tackles on the team and to help our team get to state!

Are there any professional football players you look up to, and if so, why? 

Russell Wilson because he was the quarterback of my favorite football team, he’s a great leader and motivates his team both on and off the field.

How do you stay motivated during practices and training sessions, especially when facing tough drills or exercises?

I remind myself that these tough drills and practices are what will make me better in the game.

What advice would you give to other young players? 

To stay motivated and keep chasing your dreams!

Aside from football, what is an interesting fact about you? 

I enjoy playing Basketball!

Which college would you most like to play for? 


What are your biggest strengths on the field? 

My IQ; I read the field well.

What is the biggest challenge you face on the field? 

I have the sickle cell trait, so I have to stay super hydrated while playing to ensure I don’t cramp up because once I cramp up, I’m out of the game. I can’t help my team from the sideline, so it’s frustrating.

How has playing football impacted other areas of your life, such as academics and personal life?

Football has made me a better leader and has given me the confidence to run for the Student Council Association!