Honoring Another Past Panther!

“There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything”
—Vince Lombardi

Joe Vasquez started his football career with the Carol Stream Youth Football Association when he was only 5 years old. Working his way up through the program, Joe faced many challenges – for those of you with a son that is a stripper, you know the constant struggle. Joe has never let those circumstances stop him.

Joe has played on the varsity team at Glenbard North since his sophomore year. Last year as a Junior, he was named First Team All-Conference, and All-Area for DuPage Valley Conference. Joe was also part of the Glenbard North varsity team that made it to the second round of the IHSA Class 7A playoffs in November of last year.

In a write up about Joe, Dave Oberhelman of the Daily Herald stated that “His athleticism and his football IQ made him an expert at pulling down the line on trap plays and sweeps”.

During a two-part process that began last year at USA Football Camp, Joe was selected to play for Team USA. He took part in intense training sessions that occupied him from morning till night. Earlier this year, Joe was chosen to be a part of the United States Under – 17 National Team that beat Japan (44 – 7) in the eight International Bowl. The game took place at the AT&T Stadium – home to the Dallas Cowboys. A dream come true for him.

Joe accredits his success to the support of his family, friends, and the Carol Stream Youth Football Association Panthers.

Colleges that have shown interest in Joe are Northwestern, Kansas State, Miami of Ohio, and South Dakota State.

Joe is proof that if you give it your all, you will succeed.

Picture of Joe will be in the Photo Albums section of the website.

If there are any Past Panthers that would like to note some positive outcomes in life that can be attributed to their experiences with the Carol Stream Youth Football program please email to teddost@yahoo.com.

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