Academic All Star - Kevin Rowe

By wbng sports

September 23, 2011 Updated Sep 23, 2011 at 12:18 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

He's a 3 sport athlete that carries a 97 average.
He's one of the leaders of the Binghamton Patriots football team and is a member of student government.
And he says the thing that keeps him motivated is his mother.
Action Sports reporter Gabe Osterhout introduces us to this week's Mirabito Academic All-Star, Kevin Rowe.

When you think of wide receivers, you normally think of an outspoken person like a Terrell Owens or Chad Ochocinco.
But Binghamton Patriots Senior Wide Receiver Kevin Rowe is just the opposite.
The 3 sport athlete is quite and prefers to lead by example...and to put the team first.

"You can't be selfish when you play football. If you want to win, you have to know whats going on in the game, know how you can help your teammates get open, how you can help the quarterback and give your team the best chance of winning."

Rowe is a leader on the field, and isn't afraid to tell the coaches if he sees something on the field.
And coaches listen to him, because he has their respect.

Coach Mike Ramil says, "It's one of the things we talk to the kids about. If you've earned the respect of the coaches, you can come to us, you can call for plays and we'll listen to you."

Rowe isn't just respected on the football field, but in the classroom as well.
He carries a 97 average and takes some college level classes including math, which is his favorite.
Rowe says he loves statistics and has been keeping his own stats since he started playing sports.
But it's not the numbers that drives him.
It's his mother.

"I think it's something my mom instilled in me. She's never really stern, but she tells me to do the good things, don't do the bad things. I want to make my mom proud, that's what it is."

Rowe plans to go to college to major in statistics but isn't sure where yet.
He'd also like to play football at the next level.
But until then, he's going to keep working hard in practice and the classroom, to make himself the very best that he can be.
And that's why Kevin Rowe is this week's Academic All-Star.
In Binghamton, Gabe Osterhout, Action Sports.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.