Zechariah Hite is one of Williams Valley’s best and strongest football players.  He’s 6-foot-3 and almost all muscle, but he wasn’t always that way.

A few years ago, Hite was almost 400 pounds and failed ninth grade. That’s when Williams Valley football coach Tim Savage stepped in and encouraged him to make a change.

With the support of the football team, Hite started lifting. The results took time, but after awhile he was able to keep up in drills. That felt good, so Hite kept working and lifting and practicing.

The result is the player and the student you see today. He went from a kid with few friends and virtually no motivation to a popular successful football player. Now, he’s considering playing in college or going to school to learn a trade.

Hite is proof that it’s never too late to make a change.