Scholar Athlete of the Week: Auburn High’s Cort Bradley


Auburn senior Cort Bradley is always geared up for takeoff. The University of Alabama at Birmingham commit is one of the top ranked centers in the state, leading a line that has allowed only a handful of sacks this season.

“College football always seemed really fun to me,” said Bradley. “As I got older it became a way to prepare for my future a little better.”

“He’s been the quarterback of our offensive line,” said Auburn Head Coach Adam Winegarden. “He’s been a tremendous leader for us in all aspects whether it’s in the weight room or the classroom. In meetings being a great teammate.”

The 6’4”, 305 pound center is a hard-nosed athlete that is also focused on education. Bradley holds a 4.0 GPA, and plans on studying orthopedic surgery or nutrition. The sky’s the limit, literally.

“Just getting to look down and be able to see the world from a different angle that not many people get to see. It’s really what makes it for me,” said Bradley. “Just being able to fly and do the task of flying, there’s a lot to it.”

Bradley earned his private pilot’s license at 17-years-old, and plans on becoming a professional charter pilot.

“My love for flying came from when I was a little kid. I was flying with my dad, and football came from the same place,” said Bradley. “I definitely wouldn’t be as good of a student as I am without football and something to motivate me to do it.”

Keep soaring Cort Bradley, our WLTZ Scholar Athlete of the Week.

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