With spring sports currently suspended, the Tyler Morning Telegraph wants to profile East Texas seniors in those sports in a feature called “From the Sidelines”. If you’re an East Texas senior who competes in a spring sport and would like to be featured, fill out the following questionnaire and send it to email@example.com, along with a photo. Today’s featured male athlete is Grand Saline's Bryce Smith.
Name: Bryce Smith
School: Grand Saline High School
Parents: Wendy and Phillip Smith
Sports you play: Football and baseball
Favorite high school sports memory: Winning Grand Saline its first football playoff game in 19 years
Plans after high school: I plan to attend Ouachita Baptist University to continue my baseball career to study Environmental Science. After graduating I plan on entering the Texas Game Warden academy to become a Texas Game Warden.
Favorite song: Should’ve Been a Cowboy by Toby Keith
Favorite Food: Chicken quesadillas
Favorite Movie: Where the Red Fern Grows
Who are your role models: My parents
Which coach had the most influence on you? Why?: The coach that had the most influence on me is my dad. He has continuously pushed me to my limits and taught me to be the best young man I could be.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself being a game warden in the East Texas area.
Something about yourself that most people don’t know: Throughout the week, I volunteer doing peer tutoring at my school five days a week to help underclassmen learn and to pass down the tradition of being a Grand Saline Indian.
What will you miss most about high school sports? What I will miss the most is the people. Every person has made an impact on my life that I will never forget.