Blain Padgett is the son of Mical and Wyndi Padgett. He has two sisters, Kenedy and Kamryn. He also has a huge family and group of friends that are just like family! Blain Padgett, from Sour Lake, Tx. dreamed of playing college football growing up. He was defensive end and tight end at Hardin Jefferson high school and graduated in 2015. He received a full scholarship to Rice University in Houston Texas and made a difference on and off the field immediately at Rice! In the fall of 2017 he tore his shoulder for the 2nd time and it required surgery. He missed out on the rest of that season as he was recovering from his surgery. In February of that Spring, when Rice University had new coaches and staff, he was released by his doctor to start working out and practicing with his team. He found himself in more pain than he let anyone in on. He decided to go outside of the trainers and doctors to ask an ex-teammate for help with his pain. This was his mistake! He trusted someone that was not a professional and not equipped to give him something safe for his pain. The night of March 1, 2018 his parents talked to him for over an hour on the phone. He was so excited about the next day of working out, and showing his new coaches what he could do! Suddenly at 21 years old on March 2, 2018, his life ended and his family and friends were devastated. Blain had hopes and dreams of graduating from Rice University, playing in the NFL, and living a full life! He loved Family and Football and just being where he could listen to music and enjoy the outdoors. Blain lived his life like there was no tomorrow, just enjoying everything he did. He always gave 110%! His work ethic and dedication to his family and team were beyond most at his age. A few weeks before he passed away, he stopped by his high school weight room to work out and visit his old coaches. He was asked to speak to the high school players that were there and he gave them a speech about having a good work ethic and dedication to their team. His said, "Be that guy! Be the first one on the field, the last one out of the weight room, the guy who stands up for others, the one who gives it everything he's got!" Be That Guy became an important motto for us all. He and his family
were very close and told each other how much they loved each other every day!
Now, his parents and two sisters have to learn how to go on and live their lives without Blain. His family would like to spread the word to never take any type of pill from anyone other than your own prescription. There is a huge epidemic in our country of counterfeit drugs that are actually fentanyl or carfientanil ! It is like playing Russian roulette with your life. The people selling these counterfeit pills are in it for profit! The counterfeit pills are cheaper and their profit is higher. They don't care that the drugs they are pressing in these pills could kill you. If you are getting anything from someone else you are most likely getting a pill with one of these deadly drugs. https://archives.drugabuse.gov/emerging-trends/alert-issued-in-ohio-human-use-animal-sedative-carfentanil-cases-also-seen-in-florida
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If you are a senior at HJ and are involved in any sports or team at HJ, please fill out Scholarship application and turn in to your counselor's office ,
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