College Sports

A New England Football Players Dream Becoming A Reality

By Tiffany Williams –

For many high school football players across New England the dream of playing D 1 starts when your a kid but that dream, well it becomes a little bit more real on something widely known as “National Letter of Intent signing day.”

For Zander McCoy of Windsor High School it seemed like his dream of playing at Central Connecticut State University was slipping away from him and “National Letter of Intent signing day” in February, would need to be put on hold. McCoy had to wait a little longer because of issues with his financial aid.

All while dealing with the possibility of not achieving his dream, McCoy was delivered yet another hard blow when his sister Allison who was also a Windsor grad, was shot and killed in Hartford.

But while he was waiting out the uncertainty, his family was hit with unimaginable loss. McCoy’s older sister Allison, also a Windsor grad, was shot and killed in Hartford.

Still determined to play football with Central Connecticut State University, McCoy’s day to commit finally came just less than a month after the tragic loss of his sister and missing signing day.

Surrounded by his family and team, sitting with his Mom, another sister and his girlfriend, McCoy got his opportunity to announce his intent to play at CCSU next fall.

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