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Landon Foster is a senior at the University of Kentucky where he was also the starting punter for the University of Kentucky football team. Foster grew up in Williamson County and attended Oak View Elementary, Page Middle and Independence High schools.
You are double majoring in finance and marketing. Do you have a specific career you hope to pursue upon graduation?
I hope to enter into athletic administration, whether it be in the SEC office, NCAA or ultimately become an athletic director.
What have you enjoyed the most about your college football career at Kentucky?
The thing I’ve enjoyed most during my college football career here at Kentucky is becoming more aware of the inner-workings of Division I, specifically the SEC, football and athletics. Going through so much adversity and investing so much time into an institution has ingrained a great deal of pride in being part of the Big Blue Nation.
You were named to the prestigious Allstate AFCA Good Works Team which honors student-athletes for making a positive impact on others and their communities. Why do you feel it’s important to give back to the community?
Giving back to the community is very important to me. I have come to realize that we are on Earth for a very short period of time in human form, but our impact on others can last a lifetime. Our life is defined by two dates and a dash on a head-stone, but the true test of how you lived lies within that single dash. Ultimately, life and society are better off by constantly giving rather consistently taking.
What did you enjoy most about your high school experience?
The pride and joy of playing high school football with guys that you grew up with throughout your childhood and to represent your school on your chest is unrivaled. College football is an amazing experience and getting to play in SEC stadiums for four years has been a blessing, but the pride you have winning games under the lights on Friday nights is nothing like college.
What WCS teacher made a difference in your life and how?
It’s hard to identify a single teacher that made a difference in my life. The whole district and the various teachers I had from kindergarten until my senior year in high school, including all of my soccer and football coaches, have impacted me in one way or another. I cannot possibly thank each teacher, coach and administrator enough. I am forever grateful and indebted to each of them.
Do you have any advice for current WCS students?
- Hard work and dedication to your craft will never, ever go out of style.
- Do not be afraid to go against the grain/crowd. Often, that is the right way to go, but rarely the easiest way.
- Be a giver and not a taker.
- Positively impact someone, preferably many people, each and every day.