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Fieldhouse North MUCH MORE THAN JUST A FOOTBALL PLAYER the lights shine down on him each Friday night. Currently holding an offer from Kansas State, Brager has been gaining interest from Kevin Sumlin and the Texas A&M Aggies and traditional SEC power, Arkansas. “I play for him each time I’m out on the fi eld,” says Brager of his younger brother. “I come from an athletic family with parents who were both athletes, and I know he’d be out there playing too if it wasn’t for cerebral palsy.” Although Magnolia hasn’t strung together a winning season since 2008, Brager says that he uses his brother as a motivating factor each time he laces up his cleats to prepare for battle with his football family. He furthers that it helps that he has a close-knit team that truly has each other’s back. “In a school that has more than 1,100 males, we only have 44 men on the varsity squad,” he says. “We’ve had our fair share of tough times but we still stick together and take it one game at a time.” For Brager, that makes all the difference in the world. Life is bigger than football, and Brager and his Bulldogs embrace that. Magnolia’s Ajhane Brager (No. 73) is a big-man with a big heart. Standing at 6-foot-5, Magnolia’s Ajhane Brager commands an intimidating presence on the gridiron. Weighing in at 290-pounds, the senior standout is a two-way threat inside the trenches with the ability to line up on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Although his Bulldogs have struggled at times on the fi eld, college coaches have quickly taken notice of his athletic skillset and the tools that he possesses when On the football fi eld he constantly goes to battle with his football family throughout the week in both practice and during games. But for Brager, there is much more to life than just football. Off the gridiron he is devoted to both his faith and his family, including his 13-year-old brother Aziah who is challenged with cerebral palsy – a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking. #Z"VTUJO4UBUPOr'PMMPXPO5XJUUFS!BTUBUPO The Woodlands Christian Academy www.twca.net 936-273-2555 My teachers and coaches are invested in my future. I pray in school. I am a leader. I belong to a team. I am prepared for college. I AM A WARRIOR! Schedule your campus visit today! 5800 Academy Way . The Woodlands . TX . 77384 vypehouston.com :: Oc t ober 2 0 1 2 :: VYPE :: 25

MUCH MORE THAN JUST A FOOTBALL PLAYER

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<br /> Standing at 6-foot-5, Magnolia’s Ajhane Brager commands an intimidating presence on the gridiron. Weighing in at 290-pounds, the senior standout is a two-way threat inside the trenches with the ability to line up on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.<br /> <br /> Although his Bulldogs have struggled at times on the field, college coaches have quickly taken notice of his athletic skill-set and the tools that he possesses when the lights shine down on him each Friday night. Currently holding an offer from Kansas State, Brager has been gaining interest from Kevin Sumlin and the Texas A&M Aggies and traditional SEC power, Arkansas.<br /> <br /> On the football field he constantly goes to battle with his football family throughout the week in both practice and during games.<br /> <br /> But for Brager, there is much more to life than just football. Off the gridiron he is devoted to both his faith and his family, including his 13-year-old brother Aziah who is challenged with cerebral palsy – a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking.<br /> <br /> “I play for him each time I’m out on the field,” says Brager of his younger brother. “I come from an athletic family with parents who were both athletes, and I know he’d be out there playing too if it wasn’t for cerebral palsy.”<br /> <br /> Although Magnolia hasn’t strung together a winning season since 2008, Brager says that he uses his brother as a motivating factor each time he laces up his cleats to prepare for battle with his football family. He furthers that it helps that he has a close-knit team that truly has each other’s back.<br /> <br /> “In a school that has more than 1,100 males, we only have 44 men on the varsity squad,” he says. “We’ve had our fair share of tough times but we still stick together and take it one game at a time.”<br /> <br /> For Brager, that makes all the difference in the world. Life is bigger than football, and Brager and his Bulldogs embrace that.

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