Cedar Hill Alum Dedicates Chicago Bears Jersey To Cedar Hill & CHHS
CEDAR HILL – Cedar Hill Longhorn turned Chicago Bear Linebacker Trevis Gipson got here residence final week to Texas to dedicate a jersey to each the Metropolis of Cedar Hill and Cedar Hill Excessive Faculty.
“Trevis’ Chicago Bears Jersey Dedication symbolizes his appreciation of what the highschool, district, and metropolis has performed to contribute to his stage of success right this moment in addition to his intent to offer again to the neighborhood,” his mom Cassundra Ross-Gipson mentioned.
Gipson is a Cedar Hill Excessive Faculty Class of 2015 Graduate who turned the CHHS participant drafted the very best within the NFL Draft when the Chicago Bears chosen him out of Tulsa within the fifth spherical final spring. He starred on Cedar Hill’s 2014 State Championship Staff.
In his rookie season, he had 5 tackles to assist lead the Bears to the NFC Playoffs.
Gipson earlier than the Chicago Bears
However that’s now. At one time Gipson was dwelling in Cedar Hill and playing football and dwelling at residence beneath the steerage of his mom, Ross-Gipson [who also happens to be an assistant principal at Cedar Hill HS] and that’s the place the story begins.
“That’s fairly a narrative that turned extra advanced with COVID,” Ross Gipson started. “He’s at all times been athletic and energetic from the very begin. And I do imply energetic. The warmest instance of this was after we lived in Seguin, Texas on 19 acres. The household had a horse trailer that he used as a jungle health club. He was solely two years outdated and he would cry if we tried to stop him from climbing. Decided and at all times has been.
Trevis has by no means gone a season with out taking part in at the least one sport since he was 4 years outdated. He liked soccer and basketball evenly right through highschool. He was slender however robust as nails so as soon as he decided to play soccer he was all in. That’s that dedication once more. He gained roughly 50 kilos of muscle inside three years of faculty. He began to peak in efficiency his junior 12 months and continued his senior 12 months.
The recruitment course of was thrilling and nerve-racking all on the identical time. Discovering an agent was a busy course of since you needed to interview and examine credentials in addition to the sources of every agent, and there have been so much. We made an ideal determination. Then got here coaching in Phoenix, the invitation to the Reese’s Bowl Recreation, the NFL Combine, and the finale of NFL Draft. The stress of ready for 2 days in entrance of the tv and by the telephone can’t be put into phrases. At each stage I used to be on pins and needles however Trevis dealt with the stress higher than I ever may. When the decision got here from the Chicago Bears it was reduction. He had reached a purpose he had labored so arduous for.”
Spoken within the phrases of a mom, and Gipson positively appreciates his household and definitely when he was in highschool.
“They had been extraordinarily supportive,” he mentioned. “Grandparents and fogeys had been there and didn’t miss any of the video games.”
As for enjoying for the Bears, Ross Gipson mentioned “We have now at all times been sports activities followers on each stage because it pertains to soccer and basketball. As a household, that’s how we discovered leisure. We have now at all times been followers of the NFL… Trevis being drafted has positively created Chicago Bear followers of all family and friends now.”
She mentioned she additionally thinks that is an “wonderful alternative for Trevis to be a participant of such a historic group. He will get to play alongside facet of the most effective defensive gamers within the nation. Iron sharpens iron. Who may ask for extra?”
Gipson mentioned “Cedar Hill ready me. It’s a successful city ever since we received state in 2014. I really feel like they molded me for school.”
And in case you want a trivia query – Gipson’s quantity in Cedar Hill and Tulsa was 15, however on the Chicago Bears it’s 99. Fifteen is his fortunate quantity.