Archive for September, 2011

Jayron Hosley from Virginia Tech Supports the Project

September 13, 2011

Jayron Hosley from Va Tech

The Sportrait Team would like to introduce Jayron Hosley from the Virginia Tech football team. Jayron is a proud member of who leads by example both on and off the field. His work ethic and determination on the field and in the classroom have aided him into being one of the top student athletes in the Nation.

Jayron is the first College athlete to join the project both as a supporter and an example for all young talented kids. Follow Jayron’s season as the Hookies contend for the ACC and National Titles.

2010: Started 13 games, contributing 39 tackles, nine interceptions, and eight passes broken up … Turned in three tackles during the opener with Boise State … Played every defensive down against JMU … Posted four tackles, a break up and an interception against Boston College … Won national honors after posting six tackles, four pass break ups and three interceptions at NC State … Was also named the ACC’s Defensive Back of the Week after the NCSU game … Clinched the win with his final interception, which he returned 42 yards to set up an insurance touchdown … Returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown against Central Michigan … Posted four tackles, one for a loss, and turned in a 58-yard punt return in the Wake Forest game … Had a 61-yard punt return against Duke and intercepted a pass … Picked off two more passes during the fourth quarter of the UNC game to earn ACC weekly honors again … Collected nine tackles and posted a crucial fourth-quarter interception and 32-yard return at Miami … Returned a kickoff 50 yards in the Virginia game … wordordAdded a 34-yard return and a pair of tackles in the ACC Championship Game … Intercepted a pass and broke up another throw during the Orange Bowl game with Stanford … Had a personal-best 36 1/2-inch vertical jump during off-season workouts … Turned in seven tackles, including a sack, during the first full scrimmage of the spring … Had two tackles behind the line and blocked a field goal in the third scrimmage … Returned a punt 61 yards for a touchdown during the Maroon-White game … Won the Coaches Award as the defensive player who had an exceptional spring.

2009: Saw action in every game … Had 11 tackles, two pass breakups, a sack and one quarterback hurry in limited defensive work … Became the first freshman to return a punt for a touchdown under head coach Frank Beamer with his 64-yard return against Marshall … Averaged 11.2 yards with 348 yards on 31 returns … Picked up nine plays on special teams in the opening game, returning a punt 11 yards against Alabama … Returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown against Marshall … Also played 12 plays at corner with two tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup … Worked 11 special team plays and had a punt return for six yards against Nebraska … Was in on 12 special team plays against Miami with one tackle … Returned two punts for seven yards at Duke … Made two tackles and hurried the quarterback once while playing 20 defensive downs against Boston College … Saw special team action on eight plays at Georgia Tech … Returned four punts for 31 yards against UNC … Returned a punt 33 yards at ECU … Had four returns for 55 yards in the game … Picked up 86 yards on six returns during the Maryland game with a long return of 24 yards … Also got nine snaps at corner posting a pair of tackles … Returned a punt for 11 yards and played four plays at corner against NC State … Worked briefly on defense at Virginia and also returned a punt for 24 yards … Saw action at corner against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … Contributed a sack and three tackles … Also returned three punts for 42 yards … Had the fourth-best 10-yard dash time on the team (1.63) during off-season workouts … Slowed by hamstring during early spring practices … Had six tackles and a punt return for 21 yards in the fourth scrimmage of the spring … Had a tackle and two punt returns for 20 yards during the Maroon-White game.

High School: An All-America cornerback for Coach Andre Thaddies … Rated the No. 11 cornerback in the country and the 25th overall prospect in Florida by Rivals … Ranked the No. 22 cornerback nationally by’s recruiting service … Listed as the No. 57 player in the state of Florida by SuperPrep … APrepStar All-American … A member of the Rivals250 Team … Named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Region Team as a defensive back … A member of SuperPrep’s All-Dixie Team … A three-year starter for Atlantic … Had 37 tackles and five interceptions as a senior … On offense, had 15 catches for 300 yards and five touchdowns … Also had five special teams scores (three punt return, two kickoff return) … Missed Atlantic’s regional semifinal playoff game, which turned out to be the team’s only loss of the season.

Personal: Jayron Todd Hosley … Born 9/18/90 in Boynton Beach, FL … Son of Beverly Hosley … Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management (consumer studies).

Jayron Hosley and fellow Sportrait Supporter Roc Carmichael Celebrating together! Roc is now a member of the Houston Texans

Scott Gordon from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Supports

September 8, 2011

The Sportrait Team would like to introduce Scott Gordon Professional Soccer player from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Scott is a proud member of who leads by example both on and off the field. His work ethic and determination both on the field and in the classroom have aided him in reaching his Dream. We at Sportrait want to thank Scott for coming along to help talented youth “Get to the next level!”

College and amateur
Gordon grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, attended Spanish River High School, and began his college soccer career at Mercer University, transferring to Lynn University prior to his sophomore year in 2007. After missing all of 2008 due to injury Gordon returned to the field for his junior season in 2009, appearing in 12 games and receiving an All-Sunshine State Conference Honorable Mention. He finished his college career with 28 games, logging five goals, four assists and 14 points. He was a two-time All-Sunshine State Conference honoree, and collected NSCAA All-South Region recognition honors as a senior.

During his college years Gordon also played for the Baton Rouge Capitals in the USL Premier Development League, scoring one goal in 14 games and helping the Capitals to the PDL national playoff semi finals in 2010.

Gordon was drafted in the third round (53rd overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas, but was not offered a professional contract by the team.

Gordon subsequently signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League and made his professional debut – and scored his first professional goal – for the Strikers on April 29, 2011 in a 2-2 tie with the Puerto Rico Islanders.

Scott and the Team getting ready to play!