Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Nate Cuatrocero

Nathan has kept us busy with his sports schedules these past few weeks. He completed a successful middle school football season in which the Grizzell Celtics finished with a record of 6-2. He played center and cornerback - a weird combination, I know.

With his prior training as a soccer goalkeeper, Nathan has developed great hand/eye coordination and the ability to consistently catch anything thrown or kicked in his direction. So, it's obvious that while he loves playing center, a part of him wishes to play a position in which he can use his talent for catching the ball.

This winter, he's playing indoor flag football at the Sports Ohio Field Sports facility. He plays for the Bengals, and wears number 40. Lately, I've been calling him Nate Cuatrocero - like Chad Ochocinco. Yet, due to his affinity for the Cleveland Browns, I'm pretty sure that Nathan doesn't like this comparison.

Last week, he had a few passes thrown his way and he hauled down each one. A leaping, one-handed grab resulted in a touchdown. Luckily, I was able to capture it on video.

Tomorrow, his team will play in the championship playoffs. Wish him luck !!

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