Video: Heisman Skeens highlights
Indiana sophomore piling up touchdowns at Mississinewa.
When Eric and Kellie Skeens were preparing to have a child about 16 years ago, they made a deal: Eric would name the baby if it was a boy and Kellie would name the child if it was a girl.
A huge college football fan, Eric got the opportunity to name their new baby boy and thus was born Heisman Skeens
Heisman Skeens, Mississinewa
Now in his second year on the Mississinewa (Gas City, Ind.)
football team, Skeens is living up to his namesake. In three games so far this season, the sophomore ranks among the leading scorers in the nation with 12 touchdowns.
According to Mississinewa coach Curt Funk, who relayed the story behind Heisman's name, Skeens is determined to play college football.
"We anticipate this off season being a big recruiting year for him to attend college one-day camps," said Funk, whose team is off to a 3-0 start. "Heisman is a tremendous student of the game and attends multiple football camps including the USA Football Camp series. Last week Heisman earned the Great Lakes Region USA Football Player of the Week."
In last week's 69-14 win over Blackford, Heisman carried the ball twice and scored two touchdowns on runs of 68 and 42 yards. He caught three passes for 106 yards, with two of the catches going for 40- and 36-yard touchdowns. He also had a 76-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.