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The Relentless Punisher


Crayson Lafferty

5’9” 185lbs.

c/o 27

Martin County High School , Inez KY

 

Lafferty is a fierce, two way player that has a tremendous impact on both sides of the ball. Offensively, he hits the lanes with power and speed, always keeping the defense honest. He finished last season with 38 carries for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns. His greatest strength is his defensive dominance. He is simply a one man wrecking crew. His high football IQ and field vision gives him the ability to meet the ball carrier like no other. Once Crayson makes contact, he will light up his opponent.  You are simply not getting away from him.

 

He finished with a mouth dropping 132 Total Tackles (66 solo, 66 assisted with 11 tackles for loss) 2 forced fumbles, 1 recovery, and 3 interceptions.  Numbers don't lie, and that is absolute chaos for any OC to have to figure out how to contend with. Oh, did I mention he is entering his sophomore year?!  I am naming this kid “The PUNISHER!!” He is an all around athlete, being named an All American in baseball, and he has also made it to the state tournament in wrestling.  His team has been ranked number 1 in Division 1A, which is a huge accomplishment. He said his goal is to have at least 200 tackles this upcoming season.  

 

Lafferty lost someone very close to him, who loved the game of football and that is his motivation. His Dad was a fine football in his own right when he played. Lafferty has been bitten by the injury bug, which includes a shattered elbow and a broken leg. He had to sit out his entire 8th grade year, as well as a part of his high school freshmen year. However, that only pushed him mentally to work even harder.  When asked what a coach can expect from him, he said “A relentless player with a very high game IQ.”  He feels that between his grades and his work ethic, he could play D1 in baseball, football or wrestling. Without a doubt, I personally feel this kid can absolutely play football at the D1 level. I am going to get to one of his baseball games this upcoming season for sure!

 

His dream school is the University of Kentucky, because it’s close to home. However, he is also interested in the University of North Carolina and the University of Oregon.

When asked what he would tell younger players, he said “I would tell them to block out any and all negativity, from anyone. Hard work absolutely does pay off and if you are willing to put in the work, you can accomplish anything you want to.  Some people play sports and for others, their sport is so much more than just a game.”

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