Community Captain: Andre' Whitmire

Player: Andre' Whitmire

Position: Linebacker

School: Spartanburg High School

Location: Spartanburg, S.C.

College/Scholarships: Has received offers from Duke, Marshall, Stanford, Wake Forest and Western Carolina.

Career Highlights: Honored as the Spartanburg Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week in 2009 after being selected to the Class 4A all-state and all-Region 2 teams in 2008 in addition to being named best linebacker.

Community Service: Serves meals during the Christmas holidays at the Downtown Rescue Mission in Spartanburg and volunteers on Saturdays at a local soup kitchen. Has participated in the 7 Reads Program to promote summer reading at junior high schools.

Quote: "I really enjoy giving back. There is no way I would be the person I've become had it not been for my mother, my sister and the many generous people in my life. Early in life I did not appreciate or understand all that was afforded to me, but I now see, and I want to be responsible enough to give back."

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