The Lyon High School graduate continues to pursue the NFL’s dreams

JEWETT, Texas (KBTX) – The 2022 NFL Draft is coming soon and may be the invisible link between all hopeful prospects.

In March, Texas A&M hosted its annual Pro Day. It was there that the trip to Leon High School and Texas A&M graduate, Caleb Agnes, came full circle.

Agnes has never struggled to shine, whether on the track or on the field. As a cougar, he was named the Men’s Track Athlete of the Year and an All-State player in football. While at A&M, he was a double sports athlete, running on Kelly Field.

“I decided to go out on the road and when I was at A&M, I was fortunate enough to play football,” Agnes said.

His future looked bright until his great light was dimmed. In September 2015, Agnes’ mother, Dina, passed away from cancer.

“She never lost a game. Whether it was football, track, she never missed anything,” Agnes said. “It was really tough on me. I was in a place where I didn’t really think I was going to be able to get out.

In February 2015, Dina was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, giving only two years to live. Her husband, Reverend Agnes, said chemotherapy was rampant and they only lost it seven months after finding cancer.

Before they knew it, the family of five people, including two English bulldogs, were transformed into a family of two.

“I just got here from the English Bulldogs, Caleb and my wife. It was tough, “Reiford said.

In his sophomore year, at this point, Caleb decided not only for himself but for his mother.

“Not being around her even made me feel like I was doing it for someone,” Agnes said.

After graduating from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in health and kinesiology, she continued her education.

“He was just so excited to make the most of his opportunities,” said Vernon Banks, a former Texas A&M track and field strength and conditioning coach.

Following his time at Texas A&M, he went to East Central University in Oklahoma and played a few games during the 2018 season.

The Green Bay Packers and New York Giants scouts checked him out of camp the following spring, restoring the Agnes’ belief that he could play in the NFL, but at the end of the Green Camp, a sloppy Green began his 2019 season. Before it was over.

After earning a master’s degree in sports administration at East Central, Agnes moved to the Division III powerhouse, Mary Hardin-Beller, half an hour west of her hometown of Jupiter, Texas. While there he received his second master’s degree in education curriculum and instruction.

Four years after graduating in Aggieland, Caleb returned for Aggie’s pro career on March 22, becoming the first NFL prospect with three dozen.

“It’s difficult to follow a dream or act like that because you doubt it,” Agnes explained.

Without a doubt, he is giving his dream one last shot.

“It turned out really good, I’m so happy to be back at A&M,” Agnes said of Pro Day. “It felt like home … and so being able to finish there I felt like it was a testimony, a God thing.”

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