Toby Naylor

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Football
July 24, 2000

About Athlete

I understand being a English import I’m going to have to fight even harder then anyone else to be successful, I am looking forward to embracing this challenge and showing everyone exactly what I can do! I think the opportunity to play American football in the US will be an incredible life experience which I will never forget. 

GPA

Following NCAA guidelines Toby’s GPA would convert to a 3.2 U.S. equivalent.

Championships

Awards

2018 UK U19 Team of the Year

2018 Solent Seahawks U19 season MVP, Players' Player of the Year and Defensive MVP

2018 Europes Elite camp MVP

2017 Solent Seahawks U17 season MVP, Players' Player of the Year and Defensive MVP

2016 Solent Seahawks U17 season Players' Player of the Year and Defensive MVP

U19 stats (2 seasons)

96 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 Interception, 1 Defensive TD

U17 stats (3 seasons)

202 tackles, 15 Interceptions, 5 safeties and 3 Defensive TDs

Currently playing for Bristol PRIDE. We have beaten the France U19 team and the Cologne Crocodiles (one of the best Junior programs in Europe) as well as numerous UK University teams in the past 2 years.

What makes you different?

I am a 4 year captain at my club, the Solent Seahawks. I bring a huge amount of energy to my play and I am passionate about being a leader to my team mates. I am willing to step into any role that my coach needs me to fulfil, and my determination to succeed sets me apart from others. I transferred to Bristol PRIDE in 2017 in order to challenge myself and raise my game to be able to compete with the best Europe has to offer, I embraced the challenge and am a well respected leader of the defensive who is known for leading by example!

Why do you want to compete in college?

I think the opportunity to play American football in the US will be an incredible life experience which I will never forget.

It’s also a higher standard than anything in Europe, so it will definitely raise my game in order to play at the higher level of competition.

I have already seen many of my teammates and close friends go out there to play and from their experiences it sounds amazing. I am determined to follow in their footsteps and create lifelong memories.

College Goals?

Firstly, I wish to graduate college with the best qualifications I possibly can that set me up for life after football, I also know it’s going to be an amazing life experience that will teach me so many things for football and for life.

On the football side of things I wish to come in and establish myself as a hard working player and to earn the respected my teammates, I want to be a leader and a role model for other European imports that wish to play in the states and show them it can be done.

My overall goal is to become a starter and help lead my team to a championship forever leaving my mark on the team and in college football as a whole.

Anything else we should know?

I have played many sports during my time at high school and college, including, rugby, soccer, rowing, basketball and athletics. I am in the Great Britain U19 squad, and will be travelling to play against Holland and France in the coming months. I hold a BAFCA Level one coaching certificate and regularly assist with coaching at the University of the West England and Solent Seahawks U17 squad. I attended Stagecoach drama School for 5 years and appeared in several leading roles over those years.

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