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Athlete of the Week: Eldrick English-January 1st

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It's a constant grind for Loyola senior, Eldrick English, the two sport athlete had no time to take a break.  Moving from the football field straight to the basketball court.

 "I feel like I've been playing pretty well coming out of football season. I had some kinks to workout so just a little bit of rust but my teammates pick up the slack," says English.  "Basketball was my first love but I had to make the transition into football," he adds.

Loyola basketball coach Bill Keel says, "I wanted them to win their playoff game and go far but at the same token something behind me was saying I can't wait until the get back to basketball."

The rust is gone and Eldrick is now a well-oiled machine on the Flyers' hoops squad leading his team to a tournament championship and a 10-6 start.

Keel says "You now he's just an incredible athlete. He does anything you ask of him to do. He's an offensive spark plug. He gets on the board defensively. He's a coachable athlete."

On the football field, Eldrick was recently named to the 4A All-State honorable mention football squad after an impressive season where he rushed for multiple 200-yard games and led the Flyers to a Division II two playoff appearance against Evangel.

English says,"I want to thank my family and my coaches and teammates and Loyola for giving me this opportunity."

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