Shawnee’s Sergio Garcia – Potawatomi Student Athlete Spotlight

Shawnee High School senior Sergio Garcia is a starting offensive lineman and at 6-foot-5, 305 pounds, it’s tough to miss him on the field. 

Garcia has played football for many years and is looking forward to taking the field for the Wolves as a senior. 

“I’ve been playing football for as long as I remember and I love every second,” said Garcia. 

Also a baseball, basketball and track athlete, Garcia also tried wrestling as a freshman. But football has been his sport and he is looking forward to having an opportunity to play at the next level. 

“I want to go D1 and my dream is to have a full ride scholarship for my education so my parents don’t have to spend a dime on my education. I also want to play football to show my talent to the nation and show that I am a dominant athlete,” said Garcia. 

Garcia and his father, Joe, have always helped serve the Potowatomi Nation. They have been involved in many activities including helping with clean up efforts after storm damage. 

“During the tornado clean up a few years back, I helped clean up and also work for the tribe to this day,” said Garcia. “It means the world and everything to know that this community will support you and cheer you on no matter what. I always get support from locals saying they believe in me and it means the world to me.”

The Shawnee football team is looking forward to a good season and Garcia said the team has grown close and they are ready to get things started. 

“I love my brothers the most. We all have grown so close and I would fight tooth and nail for any of my brothers. Cause in the end they’re the ones that are with you when you’re on the grind,” said Garcia. 

As a student-athlete, Garcia is focused on making good grades. In college, Garcia would like to study subjects that will help him become a physical therapist. 

“My favorite subject in school was chemistry, it was a tough class but I enjoyed it very much because I felt like I was learning something new every day,” said Garcia. “I want to study to become a physical therapist or something along the line of helping others get back on their feet.”