BREAKING NEWS Jury reaches verdict at trial over George Floyd's death Full Story

Rush Boyett pursues two dreams

Boyett signed with Samford.

Posted: Feb 8, 2021 9:37 PM

Signing Day is a day for athletes to officially commit to playing sports in college, a lot of student athletes look at schools for more than their wins and losses, this is the case for Rush Boyett. The Athens senior signed with Samford this week to play football for the Bulldogs.

He's ready to compete in the Southern Conference and make his impact on the grid-iron, all while pursuing another dream, becoming a dentist.
Boyett is majoring in health sciences then will go to dental school, using the lessons football taught him along the way.
"It's taught me a lot of discipline, and just other life lessons," Boyett said. "I feel like a lot of people need to know. Football is a good way to learn that and go through that. You make friends along the way and good connections that will help you get through."

Boyett is following in his father's footsteps by going into the medical field. His dad is an orthopedic surgeon.
Boyett said he feels like he has the personality to be a dentist. Always important

$util.getURL($wxURL)
$util.getURL($wxURL)
Huntsville/Madison
Partly Cloudy
69° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 69°
$util.getURL($wxURL)
$util.getURL($wxURL)
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

$util.getURLWithTimeout($stateURL,5,30)

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

$util.getURLWithTimeout($stateURL,5,30)

Community Events