“Judaism, it basically dictates my life in all ways, like, from growing up, its morals and standards about hard work and all that stuff,” Shamah said. “That helped me a lot in class and when I started football, it made sure I didn’t quit, that I stuck to what I did.”

Myrtle Beach’s Sun News has a nice little human interest story this morning about an observant Jewish high school student who happens to be a kick-ass football player.