Puts in the work to anchor the Defense


William Stinnett IV is a defensive tackle for the San Jacinto Tigers, entering his senior season and is focused on getting back to the CIF championship. He first started playing football as a freshman and has fallen in love with the game. He wants to continue his playing into college and is really hoping he earns a college scholarship to play the sport he loves. When football has taken him as far as it can, he wants to explore a career in the medical field, preferably as a doctor who specializes in orthopedics or physical therapy so that he can help people who have similar struggles as himself.

Bulking up before the season starts. | Photo by Kyle Headlee

I asked William what he loved about football, and he said, “Everything. I love the comradery you get to experience with your teammates, the anger releases it gives me, and the life skills that I’ve learned from when I first started playing.” He isn’t wrong; football has a unique way of teaching you skills that can help you be successful in any career you choose. It shows you the value of being prepared mentally to do your job, how to compete and earn every position. In Williams opinion, the best thing about football is learning to be accountable. It’s one of Coach Galliano’s key messages he preaches to his team.

Accountability is essential; accountability to your team, your schoolwork, and your family. All morals William takes to heart, he lives with his little brother and their parents. One of the reasons William works so hard on his studies, workout in the gym, and train on the field is because his little brother is always watching him. By knowing that, William makes sure that his little brother sees him working hard, being respectful, and always honest.

As well as playing football, Stinnett is a member of the school band and is a drum major. He wants to be able to play with the band and his football team this year, something he and coach Galliano are still negotiating. William Stinnett IV is looking forward to his senior season, his last chance to leave his imprint at San Jacinto High School before he Graduates.

Player Profile is part of the San Jacinto Hardknocks coverage, SJHS summer practices haven’t started yet, but until they do, check in every week to get to know one of your San Jacinto High School players. Be sure to show up this year to their games to show your support for this excellent program Coach Galliano is building. This summer is going to be very entertaining as Coach Galliano opens up his doors and lets the Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle in to cover his summer program.

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