Football part of life for Janssen of Vols
Starkville Academy defensive tackle Tripp Janssen (54) moves in to make a tackle against Heritage Academy last Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Lee Adams)
Since he was just a young boy, football has been a part of Tripp Janssenâ€™s life.
Flash forward a little overÂ 10 years and Janssen is getting ready to close out that chapter of his life.
â€śI started football when I was 6,â€ťÂ Janssen said. "I played tackle football in Sturgis, then I lived in Ackerman and went to Ackerman. I came here in 10th grade and that was a fun year with the State championship. Last year was fun with the playoffs, but this year has probably been the best.
â€śItâ€™s my senior year. Iâ€™m just soaking it up. Itâ€™s almost over, but I wouldnâ€™t trade it for anything. I love it. Football is my life.â€ť
From the moment Janssen arrived at Starkville Academy, coach Jeff Terrill has been there. Whether it was as a coach or as a mentor, the time Terrill took up with Janssen stands out and as he prepares to leave the Volunteers, Janssen knows he will never forget those moments.
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