Trinity Christian Academy’s football program has a saying plastered on the wall of its locker room. It reads, “The most violent team wins.”
Before he was laying the lumber on opposing players in the maroon and orange, Chamarri Conner embodied this motto at his high school in Jacksonville, Florida.
“He lived that to the fullest,” TCA head coach Verlon Dorminey said. “Always had it. He was always such a big hitter.”
Conner, a quiet and reserved soul, has always preferred it that way. Instead of boasting about his abilities, he’s been content to let his play on the gridiron do the talking.
“He was a great one,” Dorminey said. “He doesn’t say much, he doesn’t talk a lot, but man, can he play the game. He really can. He was a leader for us. He was special. He was really special.”
Conner’s special skills were on display from an early age. He recalls playing middle school ball and knowing that he’d have a future in football if he kept at it and did everything right behind the scenes.
“This was always my dream, to go to Division I in college and move forward,” Conner said.
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