18-year-old uses tragedy to play college football

By Sunnie Clahchischiligi
Navajo Times

FRUITLAND, N.M., June 5, 2014

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Just before he started high school Eisley Willeto wasn't sure what to do with his life.

He lost both of his parents to alcohol and had to make a choice – give up or move forward. Willeto chose the latter and used the tragedy to motivate him.

The 18-year-old Cuba, N.M., native has used that motivation to earn himself a scholarship to play National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics football at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

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