David Crichton is a returning starting lineman for the Windham High football team. The 6-0, 235-pounder hopes to help lead the Jaguars to another playoff berth.
Leading is second nature to Crichton. He’s a football tri-captain and a captain-elect in wrestling after finishing second in the heavyweight division at Division 3 States.
“David is a fierce competitor on the field but understands there is a value to doing things the right way and this is evident in his display of character and sportsmanship,” said football coach Bill Raycraft. “He’s a great athlete, he has some of the best hands on the team even at his size. He started out as a tight end for us as a freshman, but in true David form, had no issue with moving positions to tackle for the betterment of the team.”
In this week’s Around the Horn, Crichton spoke of winning a prestigious award, how seriously he takes being captain and his greatest fear.
What are your goals for this year? “Personally, I’d like to be the best role model and leader I can be. We hope to make the playoffs and take it from there.”
What’s your favorite personal athletic achievement? “Freshman year I won the Black Line Award in memory of Don Holleder, who was an All-American for West Point. It’s an honor I’m very proud of. It goes to one player on any team that puts in for it.”
What’s your favorite sport? “I’ve played football for so long but wrestling is starting to grow on me.”
How are you doing academically? “I’m 54th out of 170 in my class. I work hard.”
Are you looking at any schools? “Right now I love UConn. That’s my top choice. I like UNH a lot, RPI, Miami of Ohio and Coast Guard.”