Big Rapids’ Childress Inks with CMU

BIG RAPIDS – Big Rapids senior multi-sport athlete Braeden Childress signed his National Letter of Intent with the Central Michigan football program on Wednesday.

Childress follows in the footsteps of his brother, Brandon, who is a sophomore wide receiver for the Chippewas.

A three-year varsity starter and team captain in 2017, Childress concluded his prep football career with 74 receptions for 1,062 yards and 10 touchdowns while also tallying 1,500 all-purpose yards and 17 total scores. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder earned all-conference honors his junior and senior year.

“It feels very unreal but very exciting,” Childress said. “I’ve been dreaming about this day for my whole life and now that it’s here…it was a special moment that I got to share with my family and friends. So, I’m really excited. It feels good to know that all the coaches want the best for us and they want us to be the best that we can, just the brotherhood in general, that’s what I was looking forward to.”

On the basketball court, Childress is a three-year starter, leading the Cardinals to a pair of Central State Activities Association championships and an appearance in the 2015-16 Class B state semifinals. Childress is currently averaging 23 points and eight rebounds per game this season, with Big Rapids going 43-7 in his two-plus years.

Childress plans to study criminal justice.

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