Community Captain: Brent Spisak

The Carolina Panthers Community Captain program recognizes outstanding high school football student-athletes in North and South Carolina who have demonstrated strong leadership skills both on and off the field. The program encourages these outstanding young men to continue to be leaders and role models in their communities.

The Carolina Panthers have selected Brent Spisak, Linebacker at Mallard Creek High School, as a 2010 Community Captain.

As a four year starter on the Mallard Creek Varsity Football team, Spisak is dedicated to making himself and those around him better. Selected to the I-Meck All-Conference team in his sophomore and junior years, Spisak continues to push himself in every possible way from gaining weight for college ball to promoting sportsman-like conduct in his teammates to excelling in the classroom.

However, Spisak recognizes that his responsibilities resonate far beyond the field or the high school. "Athletes are often blessed with many special gifts and talents. Some choose to use their gifts to better themselves. Others use their gifts to give back to their community. I have tried to the best of my abilities to be one of the people who give to others," Spisak described.

While working at a local Harris Teeter on the weekends, Spisak has evolved himself in Mallard Creek High School's Executive Council, which coordinates events and fundraisers for school initiatives, as well as volunteering to coach a youth Fast Pitch Softball team in the summers. Close to Spisak's heart, however, are our troops fighting overseas which led him to coordinate a care package drive for American soldiers in Afghanistan. "I am looking forward to doing more for our troops overseas," Spisak promises.

Spisak, himself, has a lot to look forward to as well. The linebacker has recently been accepted to Harvard University and is looking forward to playing football for the Crimson in the fall of 2011. Keep your sights on this young man – this is just the beginning.

The Carolina Panthers will recognize the 2010 Community Captain Award recipients during a special on-field ceremony during pre-game of our final home game on December 19th.

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