P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Kameron Kinkade
PULLMAN, WA —
We have another P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week.
This one coming from Pullman High School.
This kid is the son of a former major league ball player, wants to be an orthopedic surgeon, and admits he's kind of a nerd.
When it comes to athletics, Pullman senior football player Kameron Kinkade is a jack of all trades.
"I play football, track and wrestling."
If the name "Kinkade" sounds familiar, that's because it should.
Kameron's father, Mike, played five years in major league baseball, including winning a gold medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics for baseball.
But for Kameron, that game just wasn't for him.
"In middle school, baseball wasn't really offered there,” Kinkade said. “so, I did track, just because it was something to do and I learned that I really like track."
Outside of athletics, he has a 3.96 GPA and wants to get into the medical field.
His motivation, coming from a teammate's father.
"Two years ago, I broke my ankle and Dr. Ed Tingstad dad took me through surgery and helped me get through that and I've always admired him since that and I kind of want to follow in his footsteps," Kinkade said.
Although sports surround his life, he's just another teen.
"I like to play video games every now and then but I mainly like to read. And just read. I like to read a lot."
Favorite video game?
"Pokemon. I'm kind of a nerd," he laughed.
And there's nothing wrong with that!
Kinkade also said that he thinking about going to either University of Washington or Washington State.
His dad went to WSU but his grandfather went to UW.
So maybe tipping the scales.
We hope you enjoyed this week's P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week.
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