October 25, 2013

Minco's Overton has high ambition



"I would say that's probably some sort of record," Warren said. "I bet there's not many people in the state that has 2,000 rushing and 3,000 receiving in their high school career."

While that's all great for Overton, his life is more about answering, not to a stat book, but a much higher power. There are, of course, things to learn from football that apply equally to living a Christian life.

"There's how important a team is and how important it is to be connected with other Christians," Overton said. "We're the body of Christ; without each other, we don't really work."

He credits his father for showing him what a good Christian man should be, and that's not the only thing he gets from being part of the Overton household. The family are proud alumni and season ticket holders of Oklahoma State University football. Dreams of taking to Boone Pickens Stadium dressed in the orange and white have filled Overton's head for years.

"The change just in the past three years has been awesome," Overton said. "We used to not be relevant at all, but now we're a top 25 team every year. I've dreamed of playing for OSU my whole life, and my brother's the same way."

But at least at the moment, it doesn't appear that will be the case. There may be football beyond Minco for Overton, however, in the form of Oklahoma Baptist University, a school that fits his goals both on the field and off.

"The more I prayed about it, the more I thought if I'm going to be a pastor or a youth pastor, going to a Christian university would be a good thing," Overton said. "I could study it and go to their seminary, then play football on top of that."

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