Dedication to Everyone Important to Him Drives Kevin Verpaele’s Life

November 23, 2018
Kevin Verpaele was born in Illinois, but he mostly grew up in Merritt Island, Florida and he graduated from Merritt Island High School in 1999. Following his high school graduation, Kevin went on to attend the University of South Florida on a football scholarship and became a starting safety for their varsity football team. He obviously has a desire for a family early on, because, while Kevin Verpaele was earning a degree and playing college football, he was also married and raising a child.

Kevin Verpaele

In fact, as a sure sign that family was extremely important to Kevin Verpaele, he was more than willing to leave football practice early to pick up his daughter from her child care facility, after which he would return to practice to finish up. The whole time he would wear his complete uniform. He also made sure everything was okay with his coach. Despite what many would call a distraction, he was a starting strong safety, he was even named captain of the football team in his senior year, a huge honor.