Daylin McLemore ‘20 will take his football talent to Arizona State University in the fall. He was one of 11 college athletes to sign to play collegiately this year during Signing Day.
The Serra varsity football quarterback, Daylin McLemore showed us all incredible talent, dedication and sportsmanship during his time at Serra.
McLemore was named the San Mateo Daily Journal’s Athlete of the Week in December for his inspiring performance in Saturday's CIF Division 1-A State Championship game against Corona Del Mar.
While the Padres came up short in the end, losing to Corona Del Mar 35-27, McLemore showed enormous grit and support from his teammates and the Serra community for overcoming an injury to his non-throwing arm earlier in the season and making the start in the state title game on December 14.
McLemore's incredible athleticism, leadership and determination were repeatedly on display throughout the evening as the Padres fought to the bitter end.
While he ultimately re-aggravated the injury after a late hit in the fourth quarter and was unable to finish the game, McLemore showed that he has the heart of a champion.
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