Standout Student: Wayzata’s Christian Vasser
If you’re a fan of Wayzata High School football, then you’re familiar with Trojans’ running back Christian Vasser.
Wayzata’s head football coach, Lambert Brown, has nothing but great things to say about the senior captain.
“First and foremost, he’s a hard worker. He’s a kid who takes pride in what he does,” Brown said. “Wants to do well in school. Wants to do well on the football field. Wants to be a leader.”
He’s a leader on the field who has verbally committed to play at Minnesota State University, Mankato on a football scholarship.
“Yeah it’s crazy, because not a lot of people can do what I did,” Vasser said of getting a scholarship. “I feel very blessed and very accomplished. It’s a great thing.”
Devoted Big Brother
But beneath the tough exterior that you would normally see on game day, is a student with a big heart who helps take care of his 5-year-old sister.
“My parents work a lot so I kind of have to take care of her a lot,” Vasser said during a class presentation. “So she looks up to me a lot and when she’s crying in bed or something like that. You know how a lot of little kids go to their parents’ room? She goes to my room.”
He shared this information during his “personal and family issues” class.
“I try to help teach her lessons just like my mom and my dad do,” Vasser told the class, referring to his sister.
One day after his playing days are over, he’d like to have a career that deals with helping people.
“I was either thinking of like, social work or maybe coming back and being a teacher and help coaching, and help kids along the way,” Vasser said.
It’s news that doesn’t come as a surprise to the man who coaches this student-athlete with a 3.1 GPA.
“He’s a young man of great character,” Brown said.
But for now, Vasser has the rest of his senior year to worry about.
“My momma said it’s ‘student’ before ‘athlete,’ so you’ve got to keep the ‘student’ up,” Christian Vasser said.