Sevier grad will have football future

May. 19, 2013 @ 09:45 PM

Sevier County High School senior Logan McCarter has football in his blood, so it should be no surprise that the Sevierville native has received a full football scholarship to Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

With a grandfather who played for Gatlinburg and a father and older brother who played for the Sevier County Smoky Bears, Logan said, “It’s just in my family. It’s always been a love of mine.”

Logan said what he likes most about football is the joy of playing and the relationships he has developed with his teammates.

A people person, he said what he will remember most about high school is the friends he made, playing sports, and getting to know a variety of people in the county.

Logan plans to major in Health Science, and his goal is to become a chiropractor. “I hope to do big things at Furman both sports and school wise,” he said.

An avid sports enthusiast, McCarter also plays basketball and competes on the track team. He enjoys “anything outdoors, fishing and hanging out with my friends.”

While Logan has had a successful high school career, both academically and in sports, he is currently sitting out in track due to a partially pulled hamstring he suffered during the district championship meet.

“It was pretty emotional for me, because I was the state runner up in the 200 last year. I had hopes of winning,” he said.

He attributes his success thus far to his faith in God and the support of his family. “I am beyond blessed,” he said.

In addition, he said his coaches, Steve and Jonathan Brewer, have been influential in  his life. “They instilled the importance of hard work and a passion for the game,” Logan said.

Proud of his background, Logan said his brother, Kel McCarter, a 2010 graduate, currently plays for the University of the Cumberlands.

“I hope to keep the McCarter name going,” he said.