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PressBox, GBMC Honor Randallstown's William Wright With Unsung Hero Award

November 8, 2015
PressBox and GBMC have teamed up to honor one high school student-athlete each month who demonstrates sportsmanship, school spirit, hard work and dedication. 

The latest honoree is Randallstown High School football player William Wright.

GBMC Unsung Hero: Randallstown's William WrightTo nominate a student-athlete for consideration, click here.  

Wright, a senior, was nominated by Randallstown High School football coach Ray Wright (no relation), who wrote:

"I've coached at Randallstown for eight years now, and William is without a doubt one of those special types of selfless individuals that is always thinking and doing for others. I put him in the top one percent of children that I've had the pleasure to coach/work with over the years."

A four-year member of the Randallstown football program, William hadn't played the sport before coming to high school. Now, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound senior plays offensive guard and offensive tackle, and his coach says he never lets his size stand in his way. 

"Most of the time, [he is] overmatched in size," coach Wright wrote, "but his grit and determination allow him to compete hard each and every day. ... He has sacrificed playing time for the betterment of the team. He never complains and, in fact, is the most positive player on the team."

William is also involved in Randallstown's student government association and an active member at his church, where he serves as a junior usher. 

Coach Wright praised William as the "spiritual leader of the team" and as a young man always willing to help others, whether bringing out the equipment or cleaning up litter around the school.

"He leads our team prayers before practices and games," Wright wrote. "He also leads us emotionally by doing his Ray Lewis dance imitation before each game."

In nominating William for the award, coach Wright wrote simply, "William is loved and respected by everyone in the school, his church and his community."

Watch video of the award presentation: 

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