Dylan played varsity football for the Vikings from 2011-2012. His senior season he was selected leader of the Star Chamber an honor that is bestowed on some of the greatest defensive backs to have played at La Jolla High School. Dylan came to La Jolla High with the goal of not only playing sports but also with the goal of making La Jolla High School a better place than it was prior to his arrival on campus. To say that he accomplished this goal is a bit of an understatement. When Dylan arrived at La Jolla High he brought with him an incredible work ethic and an unselfish and humble attitude that he parlayed into one of the most successful careers in the history of Viking football. Even before he reached the varsity level Dylan's coaches recognized his sincere dedication and love that he had for the Viking football program and his teammates. After his sophomore year on the junior varsity he was nominated for the Dr. Pepper TEN Most Inspirational Player Award that is presented on an annual basis by the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. Such nominations are usually reserved for varsity athletes but Dylan's impact on the Viking program made this a very easy selection for his coach. Dylan started his junior season by quickly establishing himself as a very physical and intense player. His intensity was coupled with a high level of football intelligence that allowed him to play in a Viking secondary scheme  that challenged all the defensive backs to not only demonstrate great physical skills but also a sharp intellect that would help them level the playing field against some of the best skill athletes playing in the San Diego Section. In 2011 Dylan recorded 119 total defensive points and was in on 45 tackles with 26 of those coming unassisted. Dylan also led the defense with five break-ups. His biggest game of the year came in the CIF playoffs against Brawley High School when he recorded 20 defensive points and received Player of the Game Honors. After his junior season Dylan was also awarded the 2011 Secret Society Special Award. This award is given to an athlete who demonstrates those special traits that the Secret Society values and expects of all its members. For Dylan these traits included humility, self-motivation, a team first attitude, enthusiasm, friendship, respect, intensity and responsibility. The award also led to him being appointed to be the Star Chamber Leader in 2012. He followed up his junior year with another season that reflected the same type of production on and off the field. He was in on 41 tackles with 27 of those coming unassisted. This raised his two-year tackle total to 86. Dylan finished his Viking career with 222 total defensive points. Dylan was also an outstanding scholar-athlete and a two-time member of the Union-Tribune All-Academic Team carrying a 4.3 GPA. In the spring of 2013 he received a congressional nomination for  admission to both the United States Naval Academy and West Point. He decided to accept the invitation to pursue his studies at the Naval Academy. Dylan will always be remembered for not only his ability to play football but also for his compassion and love for his teammates. He has given a new definition to the term "team player." He will also be remembered for his total and unwavering support of  his coach and for helping him get through some difficult times during the four years they shared together at La Jolla High. May St. Sebastian always watch over you as you serve our country as a member of our armed forces and guide you throughout your entire life. Below you will find a copy of Dylan's Letter of Recommendation to Congresswoman Susan Davis.