Why make it OR break it when you can make it AND break it?! That’s what Sam Rycroft is doing. Rycroft is a high school senior football player at Edmond North High School out of Edmond, OK. (Edmond North is the alma mater of the 10th most decorated Olympic gymnast of all time, Shannon Miller.) Just three weeks into the high school football season, this young man, coming in at 6′.5″ 205 lbs, did what no player at his school has done in a decade…and then some. Rycroft broke Edmond North football’s 10-year record for most single game tackles at an astounding 25 tackles (surpassing the previous record of 24 tackles held by Zach Paty in 2006) earning him the Cox Player of the Game award. This Class of 2017 Linebacker was named defensive player of the week 3 times with 129 tackles in the previous season and already has colleges knocking at his door including offers from Oklahoma State University, Bethel University and Northwestern Oklahoma State University. We have no doubt this is just the beginning for this rising star athlete.
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