Much of the success the East Central Hornet football team experienced in 2010 was due to the tenacious play of its defense. And one of the driving forces of that defense was Gant Kiolbassa, a standout defensive end for East Central. Kiolbassa struck fear into the minds of his opponents this past season, and he hopes to do the same in the coming years as he competes as a member of the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners football team.
Kiolbassa was given a grade of 40 by ESPN and was included on many preseason players-to-watch lists.
He finished the season with 82 tackles, including 23 for loss, eight sacks, two forced fumbles, one pass break-up and nine QB pressures. He was named to the Texas Sports Writer’s Association 5A All-State Third Team and the 5A All-Area Defensive Line.
I was able to confirm that he will be joining UTSA as a preferred walk-on for the 2011 season.