On the line: Braves guard, end also excels in rodeo

When he’s not throwing players off the lines, Trevor Colby is roping calves.

The Brownstown Central senior, who plays as a right guard and defense end, is entering his third year starting for the Braves.

When he isn’t on the gridiron, he travels around the country competing in rodeo events.

In recent years, he has made a name for himself in the rodeo world.

“I’ve been doing rodeo since I could walk,” Colby said. “Competitively, I probably started in preschool. I went to Wyoming this year. Last year, I was gone for almost a month.

“I’ve made it to the short round (top-20) in the nation. I won tie down roping last two years in the state and team roping last year. I was reserve all-around a couple times for high school. I think I’ve done pretty well.”

Colby invites contact on whatever side of the ball he’s playing.

“I like (defensive end) because it’s a fun position,” he said. “You get a lot of room to play around with — I think I’m good at the position. At guard, I like to pull a lot and get to hit people. I like the contact on the line.”

Since he started playing football, Colby has played on the line.

“I was always the bigger kid,” Colby said. “I stopped growing around freshman year. I never played anywhere else but the line. I always want to beat the guy across from me and take him out.”

He has gotten some advice on playing defensive end from his cousin who plays at Indiana University, Jacob Robinson.

The summer of his eighth grade year, Colby transferred to BCHS from Westfield (Indianapolis) — so he didn’t get a chance to play with Robinson.

Colby said that his highlights with the Braves thus far are playing at Lucas Oil Stadium his sophomore year and making it to the regional with the team in 2015.

“I would like to see us go as far as we can,” Colby said. “We have a good team. Those are my boys back there. I think we can go places. I don’t like losing, and don’t want it to happen. If we can make it to state, let’s go.”

After high school, Colby said he hopes to get a rodeo scholarship while attending college.

At a glance

Name: Trevor Colby

School: Brownstown Central

Parents: Scott and Lisa

Siblings: Jessie and Sarah

Sports: Football 4 years, rodeo

Organizations: Letterman’s Club

Plans after high school: rodeo in college

Favorite food: Mexican

Favorite TV show: Cops

Favorite musician: Chris Stapleton

Favorite movie: Lone Survivor

Favorite athlete: JJ Watt

Catch the Braves

What: Eastern (Pekin) (1-1) at Brownstown Central (2-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Radio: 96.3-WJAA

Where: Blevins Memorial Stadium

Last outing: Brownstown Central def. Charlestown 52-48, Pekin def. Clarksville 59-7.

Most recent meeting: Brownstown Central won 37-0 on Sept. 4, 2015.

Series past 30 years: Brownstown Central 9-0.

Coaches' Awards

The Brownstown Central High School varsity football coaches have announced awards for Friday’s 52-48 win over Charlestown

Earning honors are Gavin Bane and Gus Hogan, Offensive Back MVP; Clark Hauer, Offensive Line MVP; Trevor Colby, Defensive Line/Inside Linebacker MVP; Carson Lambring, Defensive Back/Dime MVP; Bane Special Teams MVP; Derek Thompson, Scout Team MVP; Bane, Lendon Underwood black jersey winners.

Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at jmorey@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.