Christian Fanning of Eastern Washington Football is as competitive as the next player, but he is always willing to help out a teammate. Even if the teammate is a girl.
As a star kicker on the Cathedral Catholic High School Football team, Christian Fanning of Eastern Washington Football led the team to a 12-1 season as a junior, the same year he was named a San Diego Section Player of the Week. As a senior he kicked a fifty-one yard field goal, his longest that season, and also made three-pointers from forty-five and forty-three yards.
A player named Dana Dalton broke new ground when she became the first female player to join the Cathedral Catholic football team. She was already a soccer star, and the Cathedral Catholic football players said she they were impressed with her kicking ability. When asked, she said her family was giving her a lot of support as she began playing football, then added, "Christian Fanning [has] been helping me a lot, too."
Today, Christian Fanning of EasternWashington Football is vying for a starting spot on the Eastern Washington University Eagles. He is entering his second year with the team. The Eagles have won two straight Big Sky Conference titles and been to two consecutive appearances in the FCS semifinals. Football analysts are already picking the Eagles to do it again, and Christian Fanning of Eastern Washington Football is confident he can make a significant contribution to the team's fortunes. "I like competition," he says, "and thrive when under pressure."