Sep 18, 2014 6:32 PM by Ross Field
Ranked second in his class with a 4.1 GPA, Orland's Arthur Flynn holds himself accountable in the classroom. He's been like that since he was a freshman.
"My first day of freshman year, my dad sat me down and told me he wasn't going to let me play sports unless I had a 4.0 because he didn't want me to be distracted from school. My education is what is important so I've always had a 4.0," said Flynn.
Now a senior, Flynn's planning on becoming an engineer. He hopes to further his education at one of two schools
"I'd like to go to UC Davis of Cal Poly, I visited both campus's during the summer and I loved them. They have great engineering programs so hopefully I end up going to one of those schools," said Flynn.
Education is just one part of the puzzle; Flynn also enjoys football, basketball and track and field.
According to maxpreps.com, this six-foot-three, 235 lb bruising back has rushed for 256 yards on 39 carries with 2 TD's, helping lead Orland to a 3-0 start to the year.
He's also a force to be reckoned with on the other side of the ball a linebacker.
"Ever since I started playing in middle school, even just tossing the football around, it's been great for me. I love representing my town, I've lived here all my life and I love just knowing the town is watching the team play on Friday nights," said Flynn.
Flynn's stats pale in comparison to his attitude. He's humble and motivated to have success in life and he hopes the hard work he's putting in now will pay off down the road.
"Not a lot of people realize what you do now determines how you do in your future. You get good grades in high school, you go to a good college, you get a good degree you have a good job out there waiting for you, you just have to go out there and get it," said Flynn.
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