Senior Spotlight: Petoskey’s Whitmore Taking Football, Basketball Talents to Concordia
MISportsNow is putting the spotlight on northern Michigan high school senior student-athletes who had their seasons cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Petoskey senior Gabe Whitmore enjoyed plenty of success on both the hardwood and the gridiron.
Now Whitmore is taking his talents to Concordia University in Ann Arbor as a dual-sport athlete.
A multi-time all-Big North Conference selection, Whitmore started under center as Petoskey’s quarterback during his junior and senior seasons and played in the secondary where he’ll be appearing for Concordia as a free safety.
A guard on the Northmen basketball team, Whitmore and Petoskey went 48-22 over the last three winters with a pair of BNC championships and a league runner-up finish in 2019-20. Whitmore was also a three-year starter on Petoskey’s baseball team.
With football being a top priority for Whitmore, Concordia was in his top two schools. Once basketball became an option, the choice was a no-brainer for Whitmore.
“I made up my mind sophomore year that I was going to play football in college, and that was my goal,” Whitmore said. “I had never really thought about playing two sports, but the idea was really pleasing to me. It’s the dream come true. Not many people get to play one sport let alone two in college, and I feel very blessed that I have the opportunity to continue playing both.”
Whitmore joins a Concordia football program that will celebrate its 10th season this fall and is on the heels of three consecutive NAIA playoff appearances and four straight winning campaigns.
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