Student-Athlete Spotlight

Wings Over Broadway Student-Athlete Spotlight: Salpointe’s Standout Lineman Brees McCraren is running a series of brief stories about Southern Arizona high school senior student-athletes entering this school year. The series, first-person accounts from the student-athletes, continues with a profile on Salpointe lineman Brees McCraren.

Brees McCraren

School: Salpointe

College scholarship offers:

  • Concordia (Minn.)
  • Culver-Stockton
  • Hamline
  • St. Norbert
  • Trine
  • Whittier
  • Wisconsin-River Falls

Honors/background: Invited to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Arlington, Texas, on Dec. 14.

Salpointe senior Brees McCraren (Andy Morales/

I started playing football ever since I could pretty much walk. I was named after future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. Me and my dad would go to the backyard and throw and catch the football and I haven’t stopped since.

In seventh and eighth grade, I was selected to play on the Tucson 14U All-Star team and we competed in Florida for the Nationals. That was a great experience both years.

I have played many different positions over my football playing years with me now playing defensive tackle. This year, I want to be the best player that I can be and help my team work and accomplish the ultimate goal which is to bring a second state championship to Salpointe.

After school, I want to get a college degree. I’m not sure on what the degree will be in yet. I then will work for my dad and ultimately end up taking his Dynamic Manufacturing company over and keep growing it.

I want to be successful and have the necessities and opportunities that I need in order to provide for my family and make sure that my kids can have a great life as I have.

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