‘It feels like I’ll be at that place one day,’ Fulton football standout talks NFL Draft dreams

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Championships, trophies, and a team “that’s more like family.” The resume for Fulton High School senior, Deshawn Page is filled with enviable accolades and the important stuff, like friends. 

Page is ready to keep playing, keep growing, and keep getting better. The next chapter in his football career at East Mississippi Community College begins at the end of May. 

“Keep pushing, keep going forward with what I’m doing. Keep striving for greatness,” said Page. 

He’s been playing football since 5th grade, that’s when he realized he wanted it to become a career. When he got to high school, he says he started working to be the best he could be — and it showed. 

Page won the Class 5A Tennessee Titans MrFootball Award in 2018. Now, a year later, he’s ready for what’s next but grateful for a team of brothers. 

“I love them to death… they played a big part. I love them to death, really…” said Page. 

He’s looking ahead to his collegiate career, knowing what he does next could determine a future in the sport. He’s not worried, but rather, excited to get to work. 

“It’s unbelieveable. I’ve been through a lot my whole life, it feels good to be where I finally am,” said Page. 

The NFL Draft, the pinnacle moment for many players who dream of playing at the next level, is an event Page says he watches and hopes to attend one day as a player himself. 

“I just watched the families… how they looked. How they felt. I wanted to feel that one day. It feels like I’ll be at that place one day,” said Page. 

But first, he’ll attend EMCC where he says his family, friends, coaches and teammates will inspire him to keep working for the dream of someday playing in the NFL. 

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