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 firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a photo. Today’s featured male athlete is Tatum's Klein Bradbury.
Name: Klein Bradbury
School: Tatum High School
Parents names: Brian and Haley Bradbury
Brothers/sisters: Karley (22 years old) and Keaton (11 years old)
Sports you play: Baseball and football
Favorite high school sports memory: My home run against Waskom my junior year
Plans after high school: Attend college and continue with baseball or possibly college rodeo
If college, what schools are you considering, and what do you plan to major in? I’m considering a business degree from Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin or Hill College.
Favorite song: “Troubadour” by George Strait
Favorite food: Whataburger
Favorite TV show: F•R•I•E•N•D•S
Favorite movie: 8 Seconds
Who are your role models? My father and grandfathers: Brian Bradbury “Dad”, Mike Bradbury “Pawpaw”, Joe Wood “Papa Joe” and Mark Dunham “Poppy” who all set great examples for me of what type of man I want to be in life.
Which coaches have had the most influence on you? Why? Coach Dolan believed in me and supported me, when I decided to play football my senior year. He was a great coach and is now a great friend. Coach Dustin Russell and Coach Brandon Milam are great examples of how to carry yourself on and off the baseball field. They’re great leaders, patient and knowledgeable when it comes to the game of baseball. I feel like I have learned a lot about the game and life with them as well as what kind of man I want to be in my future. Even though it looks like our season may be cut short, they both have given me great memories to last a lifetime.
Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Puckett
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope I’m happy, healthy and successful.
Something about yourself that most people don’t know: I was 3 years old before I started talking.
What will you miss most about high school sports? I will miss playing the game that I love with some of the best coaches and friends a guy could ask for.