WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – A senior football kicker here in Central Florida was selected to play in the 2022 U.S. Army Bowl in Dallas on Dec. 17.
Horizon High School held a ceremony on Tuesday for their very own Daniel Porto, as he accepted this prestigious invitation. Only about 100 students get selected for this game.
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“It means a lot to me because it’s a big thing,” Porto said after the ceremony. “I feel really grateful and thankful for everybody who got me here.”
Porto played soccer growing up and began focusing more on football his junior year. His longest field goal in practice? Good from 64 yards.
Horizon High School may only be 2 years old, but now it can boast it already has an All-American. And Porto hopes to continue spreading the word about his school.
“It’ll be pretty important for the school and for the community,” Porto added. “It’s not only good for me but for the community and to get the school on the radar of the colleges that may want some recruits.”
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