Waxahachie powerlifter and football player Andrew Kindred became the latest Indian to sign on to play college football after the historic 13-1 year by the Tribe.

Kindred signed a letter of intent to continue his football career with Kansas Wesleyan University. He said he expects to play fullback for the Coyotes as he trades in the green Indian jersey for the purple jersey of the Coyotes.

With the Indians, AK, as known by coaches and teammates, was a run-stuffing linebacker and starting fullback.

“I like the school (KWU) and the coaches. I got a chance to meet some of the players and they were real good to me. The campus is not real big, it’s a good size and the town is real nice,” Kindred said. “They were recruiting me for fullback/running back and they are switching to a spread offense so running back most likely. Coach just told me the other day he saw that I played defense too so he might try me out on defense too.”

Other schools interested in the WHS star were Howard Payne, Hardin Simmons and Southwestern Oklahoma among others.

He does not expect to receive a lot of playing time as a freshman but said the coaches have high aspirations for him.

“They rank all their players from a one to a five. Five being all-American and one being you will never play. I was ranked as a four which is all-conference or all-district in high school,” he said.

He has been to Kansas a couple of times but said he does not expect to be too homesick. He will major in physical education to be PE teacher or somehow involved in athletics.

–Chad Wilson