Meet Jared Hudkins

Jared Hudkins

By Joan Frances | Photos by Graith Photography –

As a senior at Travis High School, Jared Hudkins has achieved success in every aspect of his high school career. From academics to sports to extracurricular activities, Jared has attained respect and admiration from his teachers and peers. Completely committed to his future, Jared will be a success wherever he goes.

Jared’s forte is football. He has been playing since he was eight years old. He is a member of the  2017 varsity team and plays safety. “Football has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I love the brotherhood, the team environment and the accountability that this sport creates,” Jared said. “Football has taught me many lessons along the way, the most important being to never become complacent or self-centered. The team is what matters. Every day I focus on my commitment to be the best student-athlete and person I can be for my family, my brothers on the team, my coaches and myself.”

Jared’s favorite teacher is his head football Coach Trey Sissom. “Coach Sissom has helped me be a better player by training my senses to effectively identify and to see things happen quickly, to make timely reactions to position and to make plays versus the run and the pass.” Sissom is very proud of Jared. He said, “Jared is a hardworking player whose efforts have allowed him to excel in the classroom, as well as on the football field. His dedication and determination will be missed at Travis High School, but we are extremely excited to know that he is going to be able to play football at the next level.”

Coach Alonzo Ford, Jared’s strength coach, has been working with Jared for years and had a significant impact on developing his strength and skills. “Jared is one of the hardest working young men I’ve worked with,” Ford said. “He strives for greatness, but working through adversity is what I love about the kid. No matter the circumstance, he gives you 110 percent.” Last summer, Jared played in the High School 7 on 7 State Tournament Championship Play-Offs in College Station.

One value Jared lives by is commitment. “Since I started high school four years ago, I take full responsibility for my actions, and I am committed to the success of my future. I am looking forward to playing football at the collegiate level and believe I will be an asset to the program. This is because of my commitment to and respect for the game and everyone who helped me get here.”

The one thing Jared treasures the most about his years at Travis High School is the friendships he has made. “My teammates are family to me. When you spend so many hours practicing in the heat of the summer and late nights, a camaraderie develops. I will miss those times, but I will never forget the great memories.”

For all of high school, Jared has been in Young Life. He attends weekly meetings, and in 2016, he  attended Young Life Camp for a week in July at Colorado’s Crooked Creek Ranch with his group. He participated in the Greater Houston Senior Showcase for high school football players in February and the Spring Triathlon at Cross Creek Ranch.

Jared has accepted an academic and athletic scholarship offer from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where he will play football and major in business. Congratulations Jared on your recognized talent and drive for perfection. We look forward to watching you make an impact in this world in the future.