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Greenbrier's Michael Kay signs with LaGrange College

Posted: March 26, 2016 - 11:00pm
Greenbrier senior Michael Kay signs with LaGrange College, which has a Division III football program.  Photo by Chris Gay
Photo by Chris Gay
Greenbrier senior Michael Kay signs with LaGrange College, which has a Division III football program.

Michael Kay wasn’t exactly sure of the details Wednesday afternoon.

The Greenbrier standout football player signed to play with LaGrange College. He said he’s unsure when he will head to school to join the Division III program.

“I’m just excited to meet the coaches and everyone,” he said.

The 19-year-old Wolfpack senior solidified his college plans when he signed with the west Georgia private school that went 2-7 last season in the USA South Conference. Kay said he’s planning to major in business at a place where classroom size matters.

“I would’ve liked to have gone to a D-I school, but in the end I’d rather have a class with 25 or 30 people instead of 300,” Kay said. “Now I get to have a closer relationship with my professor.”

Kay has been playing football since third grade. It was only natural that he got involved with the sport – his father, Bill, played five seasons in the NFL as a defensive back, three years with the Houston Oilers.

“He played in the NFL, so I have big shoes to fill,” the younger Kay said. “I was pretty good, so I stuck with it.”

Kay, a wide receiver and defensive back at Greenbrier, didn’t see a ton of on-field success in high school. Still, he said his days with the Wolfpack went beyond what happened on the field.

“These will be my friends for the rest of my life,” he said. “It’s been a great experience overall. Everybody likes to win, but in the end it’s all about having fun. That’s what I did. I had fun.”

Greenbrier coach Tony Kramer said Kay helped keep the program together despite tough times the past four seasons. In that span, the Wolfpack won just six games with three different head coaches.

“Michael has really been a fixture to the program,” Kramer said. “He’s seen the good things and the bad things that have happened over the past four years. He’s persevered through all that.”

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