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September 10, 2010 > Bill Mancebo's Player Spotlight

Bill Mancebo's Player Spotlight

This week the player spotlight finds football fullback Nicolas Ayad.

A seasoned player with 10 years of experience, Ayad's full focus on football is driven simply by a love for the game.

Ayad, 17, is a senior and Washington High Husky; this football fanatic currently covers line. He began at age 7 with Fremont Football League where he played for the 49ers and Patriots covering every position on the field. Continuing to return every season for a solid 10 years, Ayad plays strictly because he's passionate about the game.

Nicolas works all year to keep his performance at the top. In the off-season he's coached by Eddie Smith who played for the University of Oregon where the year-round field drills and weight training keep him fully equipped with what it takes to win for the Huskies.

With math as a favorite subject, Nicolas also enjoys contributing towards the leadership program where he utilizes his talents as a coordinator making school dances and rallies possible for the entire student body to enjoy. If a football career comes his way he'll take it but Ayad's target in the work force is to become a law enforcer. A degree in criminal justice awaits him shortly then he can follow his late grandfather's footsteps in working for the Alameda County Sheriff's Department where he can keep the peace and help those who are in need.

On the top of the fun side Ayad chooses regular workouts to stay in shape and then he'll hang out with some friends. Nicolas also enjoys working at his family's jewelry store and snowboards on the weekends when he can. Another recent contribution of his paid off in being a great time when Nicolas traveled to Belize on mission for his church where he helped to rebuild a school and run a summer camp.

Ayad is simple on the food train as steak and potatoes are the best. But that's only if his dad cooks the steak and mom makes those potatoes. For dessert it'll be good old fashioned American apple pie.

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