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RBCS Linebacker Duncan Foster Chosen for USA Football Games

Special to The Log
Destin’s Duncan Foster participated in National Development Games in Texas this summer.

Rocky Bayou Christian School linebacker, Duncan Foster, will be returning to RBCS for his senior year with a renewed understanding and appreciation for the game of football.

Duncan was extended the opportunity to participate in USA Football's prestigious US National Football Team South National Development Games in College Station, Texas the week of July 13-18; an opportunity that is only offered to an elite few.  An invitation only program, the National Development Games provides athletes the ability to train with a hand-selected crop of like-minded athletes who wish to compete at the highest level.

"It was a great honor to be selected to this event, and I did not see this coming. God has blessed me with this opportunity and all glory should go to Him," Duncan said.  

"It was a moment of great pride seeing my son wearing the red, white, and blue of USA Football on Team Freedom, knowing the privilege to wear that uniform on the playing field was an honor bought by the sacrifices of those who served our country in the past, present, and future,” said his father, Eddie.

As football's national governing body, USA Football is the only organization that features current NCAA coaches at every level of the program.  This provides a unique platform for athletes to learn from current coaches, but also valuable exposure to recruitment opportunities for athletes who are seeking to take their skills to a collegiate level.  

Foster undoubtedly capitalized on that opportunity, being the 6th linebacker selected in the draft out of over 30 linebackers at the event. His father said that USNFT nurtures not only athletic ability and football skill, but stresses good character development and high academic achievement. 

The National Development Games also serve as a tryout for the US National Team, where players compete in international games around the world. Duncan hopes his performance will secure him placement on that team as well.  Alumni from the US National Team have gone on to play for high performing programs such as Notre Dame, Northwestern, Oklahoma, and Florida State.

While Duncan may be setting his sights on the next steps in his future past RBCS, it's evident that his Christian education from RBCS will be something that he will always carry with him.  It was a proud moment for his mother, Missy Foster, to hear that her son led the team in prayer.  One coach even encouraged Duncan to lead the other players to Christ, and noted that was the most important thing he could do. Duncan said that he is "looking forward to his senior year at RBCS more than ever".