Alex Calleja hopes to kick in college

Manual’s starting football kicker this year has the hopes to play at the next level. Alex Calleja (12) who is a huge University of Tennessee fan, hopes he can earn a spot on the UT football team next fall. Calleja says he has a try out for the team during the spring or early summer. ” It will probably be during the summer and I expect do alright. I have a few months to keep working every day,” said Calleja.

Manual’s football coach, Oliver Lucas is talking to the Tennessee football program to try to put in a good word for his starting kicker. ” Coach Lucas is talking to their head recruiter, he’s telling them that he believes I can make it as a kicker at the top level and is sending them film,” said Calleja.

Despite this being Calleja’s first year kicking, he didn’t miss a field goal and went 33/34 on extra points. He also was selected to the all-district team at the end of the season. Right now, Calleja is practicing and working out on his own to prepare for his tryout.

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Patrick Frentz serves as a Multimedia Staff Member for ManualRedEye.com. He is also a blogger who follows the behind the scenes stories of Manual sports players, and loves to play soccer and other random sports himself. He spends his free time supporting UK and being involved with his youth group at Harvey Browne Church.