Off the Field | Will Riley | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 5, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: November 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm
William “Will” Michael Riley is a senior at Colleton Prep Academy where he plays football for the War Hawks. He is the son of Leroy and Cindy Riley of Walterboro. His grandparents are Jack and Myrtle Socha of Walterboro and Martha Riley of Harleyville. He is a member of Student Council, Youth Leadership Colleton and attended Palmetto Boys State. Will played basketball for the War Hawks his freshman year. He currently has a 3.4 GPA.
College Decision: I have been accepted and will attend The Citadel.
Intended Major: Criminal Justice.
Career Plans: I would like to pursue a career with SLED or another law enforcement agency.
Collegiate Athletics: I am undecided now, but may pursue football.
Early Years: I began playing organized sports in elementary school. I played football, baseball and basketball. During my 7th and 8th grade years, my football teams never lost a game.
On Football: I love football because of the lessons I have learned that I can use later in life. I also like football because it gives you a chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
Role Model: My dad, Leroy Riley, has been my role model. He has helped me understand the game of football and taught me how to handle different situations in life.
Meaningful Experience: My dad’s father passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. My mom’s father was in a serious car accident. Both experiences have taught me that things can change very quickly — so you need to enjoy everything when it is right in front of you.
Standout Educator: Coach Nat Stoner and Payton Crosby both stand out to me. They are both hard working and they strive to do things the right way. They are both very good teachers.
Surprising Will Fact: My nickname is Brunden. Hayden Smith gave me this name my freshmen year because we had three Wills on the football team. Hayden called me Brunden and it stuck!
Meet & Greet: I would like to meet Tim Tebow. He is a great athlete and a person who strives to do things the right way. He is also a Christian and sets a good example for his fans.
On CPA: I would like to change detentions for tardies because everybody is running behind sometimes!