CANTON – On Wednesday, Canton/Galva’s star athlete Jett Vincent officially signed to continue playing football at the collegiate level with the Colorado State University Rams.
After transferring from Wheatland/Grinnell, Vincent became an immediate asset for the Eagle football team during the 2022 season.
In his first game as an Eagle, he filled in at quarterback and completed 5-of-7 passes for 187 yards and a pair of touchdowns while running for 344 yards on 24 carries and another eight scores.
For the season, Vincent led the team in rushing with 719 yards on 61 carries, finished second in receiving with 24 catches for 405 yards while accounting for 18 touchdowns. Also throwing for 220 yards on 8-of-12 passes and another three touchdowns, Vincent biggest contribution was on defense where he totaled 70 tackles of which 51 were solo stops and eight interceptions.
Vincent finished his high school career as the all-time Kansas high school leader in interceptions with 33.
“On Monday they knew my name, Tuesday they evaluated me, Wednesday they called and offered me a scholarship,” explained Vincent on the process of being offered the scholarship at Colorado State. “As soon as they could with no hesitation, they took a chance on me. I loved everything the defensive coordinator said over the phone but that was only the start to CSU feeling like home. When I went on my unofficial game day visit, the head coach went out of his way to greet me and then invited me into his office just a few hours before game time. Throughout the rest of that trip, every person on the staff made it feel like home and the facilities were immaculate. One of my favorite memories of a visit was standing in the endzone alongside my Eagle teammate Cason Mastre and we were looking towards the stands full of our community cheering and he said, ‘I knew you would do it’. That moment was special.”
The plan is for Vincent to play defense for the Rams when he arrives on campus.
Vincent plans to get a degree in business and continue after college with whatever the Lord has in store for him.
Closing out the excitement of signing to play NCAA Division I football, Vincent added, “I am grateful for the Canton/Galva community for taking me under their wing and I am excited for the opportunity to play Division I football and working with Colorado State coach Banks while developing into a solid safety.”
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