Kameron McCoy: Facing adversity off the field fuels his desire for success

Pro-Vision Academy Senior Defensive Tackle Kameron McCoy has faced adversity off the field as he at one point in time was kicked off of the team due to academic performance. This made him better.

“Getting kicked off the team was the toughest thing I had to overcome because I love football so much.  I was acting up in the class room and when Coach [Michael] West kicked me off the team, it hurt me inside. So, I promised myself I would never ever get kicked off another football team again,” he said.

He is motivated to play the game by his dad and was very passionate when describing how hard his dad works. McCoy just wants to make it for his dad and be able to one day give back.

“My love for football started when I was seven years old [and] I played little league [football] with the South Side Sharks. I always like the physicality in football. When I have a bad day, I can just go release all my energy on the football field. That’s why I love football.”

He realized he could play football in his 10th grade year when he Pro-Vision Academy played Tomball Christian and he got his first sack.

Kameron McCoy hails from Houston, TX and described what it is like living in the city.

“Growing up in Houston, It has been fun. Where I’m from, there’s a lot of gang banging, killing, selling drugs and people dying. So, you know, playing football is my way out. I love my city but I have to get out of her because if I don’t get out of here, I’m going to be in some deep trouble.”

If football doesn’t work out for him, he wants to either pursue broadcast journalism and become a sports caster for ESPN one day or become a mortician.


The 6-foot-3, 235 pound, defensive tackle doesn’t currently have any offers but is still hard at work. On the field, he has a great first step off the line of scrimmage and his hands allow him to shed blockers with ease. In his highlight video, he gets to the opposing quarterbacks and ball carriers without much resistance.

“Fletcher Cox. I study Fletcher Cox because he’s a dog, he’s a dog. He can impact any play and make a stop on every play. …That’s why he’s one of the highest paid defensive tackles ever. I’m trying to reach him one day so I model my game after him.”

Kameron McCoy has high interest the University of Texas, his dream school and Prairie View A&M University as well.

“I have high interest in the University of Texas at Austin. I’ve been watching them since I was little growing up so I’ve seen the great quarterbacks they had, Vince Young and Colt McCoy. I just like the program. My other school is Prairie View A&M. I think when I was seven or eight years old, my cousin went to Prairie View and we would go up there every year for their homecoming and I just like the culture up there. Everybody having fun and enjoying themselves. I like the coaches too.”

Here’s what he had to say about what he’s going to look for in a school when taking visits.

“I will be look for a place that feels like home. I don’t want to go anywhere where I’m just another body on the team. I want to go somewhere where it feels like home and I have an opportunity to play off the bat.”

He believes that he can bring dedication, hard work, physicality and toughness on the field at the college level. Off the field, he said that he could bring the same hard working mindset to the class room as well.

After his time is all said and done as a student-athlete at Pro-Vision Academy, here is what he will miss and the impression he wants to leave.

“What I will miss about Pro-Vision that it’s a family [atmosphere]. The teachers, the staff, they really, really, really care about you. You’re not just another student playing football. They really take an interest…sometimes people haven’t [eaten], they make sure that you ate or they make sure your clothes are clean, they really have an interest,” he said. “After I leave Pro-Vision, I want people to [remember me] and say that I was the best ever… I want to win a state championship my senior year. I want people, when they think of Pro-Vision, they think of Kameron. That’s what I want.”