Justin Motlow. Photo: Justin Motlow

College football player from Seminole Tribe waiting for first day on the field

Justin Motlow made headlines three years ago as the first citizen of the Seminole Tribe to join the football team at Florida State University.

The junior wide receiver is now hoping to make history again by playing in a game, Seminoles.Com reported. He's listed on FSU's 2nd team depth chart so he could be called into rotation this season.

“That would mean the world to me,” Motlow told Seminoles.Com, the team's official website . “Just because I wasn’t supposed to come here and be in the rotation. It would mean so much to me, knowing that my hard work has finally paid off, and just knowing that I could be a role model for other kids that are in similar situations.”

Motlow takes pride in his Seminole heritage. His grandmother is a fluent speaker of Miccosukee, The Tampa Bay Tribune reported in 2014, when he gained a preferred walk-on spot as a freshman at FSU.

Read More on the Story:
Seminole Tribe Member Motlow Makes Strides With Receivers (Seminoles.Com September 7, 2017)
Another honor for FSU football's first true Seminole (The Tampa Bay Times August 29, 2017)

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