Ex-McKinnon Student Living a different football dream

Nick Porebski, from McKinnon’s Class of 2010, was always an elite athlete in his time at the College. His photo can be seen in the corridors of McKinnon from back when he was a State Champion Springboard Diver. Numerous other athletic awards followed Nick whilst at school, but it’s what has happened since he has left our school that will feature in this piece.

Nick, like a growing number of Australian footballers, decided to chase a dream of professional football and education in the United States. He started at Snow College in Utah where he completed his Junior College, represented their 1st team and was awarded the honours of “1st Team All-Conference” and “National Junior College Athletic Association 1st Team All American”. Amidst all the football, he also managed to graduate with an Associates of Science Degree.

In 2015 Nick was hot property. He was offered multiple scholarships to play at big colleges all across America and finally decided to sign with the Oregon State University. His opening year with the Beavers was outstanding, playing in all 12 games and being named to the Pac-12 All-Conference Honourable Mention Team. He was also a semi-finalist in the Ray Guy award which is a national award for the best punter in College Football.

The future looks extremely bright for Nick as he chases his dream of graduating from College and being drafted as the next Australian punter in the National Football League. Good luck, Nick.

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