Receiving recognition off the field as well as on

A reflection of character
By: Staff Report
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FREMONT, Neb. _ One local football player now playing at Midland University joined his teammates in not only making an impact on the playing field but off the field of play as well.

Rocklin’s Kyle Peacock, a wide receiver for the Warriors, joined his school, coaches and teammates in accepting the 2012 NAIA Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character award recently.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recognizes one school a year in each of the NAIA’s championship sports for this award. It is given to the teams that best represent integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership in everyday decisions.

“This is a great honor that speaks volumes about the character-driven student-athletes and staff in our program,” said Josh Gehring, Midland University football head coach. “Our young men have stepped up as leaders and really worked hard both on and off of the field.”
Along with hosting a number of community youth and family camps, the Warriors teamed up with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to positively impact the area during the season. The team also established a Warrior Impact Day, during which players donated blood, read with local students, collected food donations, volunteered to move furniture and conducted various activities to better the community.

Peacock played his prep football at Wheatland High and also played two years at Yuba College before receiving a scholarship to play at Midland U. Peacock is a junior.