Scholar Athlete of the Week: Auburn High’s Cort Bradley
BRADLEY EARNED HIS PRIVATE PILOT'S LICENSE AT 17-YEARS-OLD
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.