Goshen Football Player In Viral Video


By Sarah Cantey

 Some athletes dream of being featured on ESPN. But, Goshen Football Termite John David Taylor III has been there done that, multiple times, and he's only 10 years old.

Stuart Wilks caught it all on camera. "I watched the entire game through a little video screen, and I saw the run and I was like you know that was pretty cool so I kept hitting the replay button."
And uploading it to YouTube, no one could have guessed what happened next. 
David Taylor, head coach and John David's father, "It's been on headline news, it's been on sports center, it's been on recruiting nation."
John David said, "That was always my dream to be on ESPN." 
David Taylor said, "I knew that when I saw that play and I saw that little pink towel waving going down the sideline, i knew that was reason that play happened. You can put pink on these kids and they look a little different when they look out their face mask." 
Pink for John David's grandmother and Dee Hughes, the high school girls softball and volleyball coach battling cancer. John David said, "To show that our team is fighting just as much as they are." 
And with all the attention, John David's dad says it doesn't seem to phase his son. David Taylor said, "He doesn't want to talk about it much, dove season is in and that dominates the world you know." 
David Taylor and Stuart Wilks both told me that there is a ton of potential in Goshen so the play like John David's may not be one of a kind .
John David's video beat out Johnny Manziel's play against Alabama on ESPN's "Best of the Best". This week he is up against a pro baseball player and he is in the lead 68 to 42 percent. 

Here is the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYm0r9k_GYU

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