Class Acts: Bryant Badie steps into his leadership role with title defense underway

HOUSTON -  "New Orleans made me. Houston raised me." That's the saying in the bio section of Bryant Badie's Twitter account. For a football player that's been able to adapt to different situations, it all makes sense.

"My parents moved down here to Houston when I was about two years old, so I was born in New Orleans, but Houston has made me the man I am today," the North Shore quarterback said.

Badie is trying to lead the Mustangs to back to back state titles.

"I love playing quarterback, I love the pressure," Badie said. "I love taking on the responsibilities and everything that comes with it."

Off the field, Badie is in the top ten percent of his senior class.  He also does community service work, frequently visiting Bridgecrest Rehabilitation Suites with his teammates.

"I learn how to appreciate life," Badie said. "A lot of those people up there don't have people to come visit them. Makes you appreciate your family, all the things given to you."

Next year, Badie plans on playing at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.