Making Rounds - Newberry College Graduates Excel in Football and Nursing

November 2012 - Profile
by Kevin Boozer

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November 2012 - Profile

For most football players, a run-in with a nurse happens in a doctor’s office or hospital. For the opponents of James Bostick and Lequawn James, however, it happens on the field. Last year, James and Lequawn had the double distinction of being captains of the Newberry College Wolves football team and graduates of the college’s nursing program. This rare combination of academic and athletic achievement attracted considerable media attention, including local television coverage, but both student athletes remain humble, crediting God for their success.

At 5’8”, the soft-spoken James plays bigger than his size and has become a registered nurse as well as an NFL prospect as a defensive back. Lequawn, with his wide-rimmed black glasses and well-spoken demeanor, appears the more studious of the two. But at 6 feet and 300 pounds, the giant with the gentle nature is also an all-conference offensive lineman.

For James, who grew up in Estill, becoming a nurse fulfilled a lifelong dream. Under the influence of his aunt, a nurse at the Augusta Burn Center, and his grandfather, a doctor who served in the Korean War, James found his calling early.

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