“I am hard working and focused on winning and what it takes to win,” Proctor defensive lineman Kaleb Stevens said to Northstar Football. ” I give 101% because I love the game and even practices. I encourage my teammates to work out with me because we won't win unless we are all dedicated to becoming better. Football is fun, and nothing is better than winning! I receive good grades, but am striving to increase my GPA each semester while taking advanced classes.”
Stevens is very proud of what he and the Rails accomplished during his junior season.
“Our team record last year was 8-2 and our team was rated to have the best defense in AAA,” Stevens explained to Northstar Football. “We were one game away from going to state, but regrettably lost the conference championship. We have a long time rivalry with the Hermantown Hawks and I am very proud to say this year our team brought the hammer back home to Proctor! This was a very satisfying accomplishment for our whole school, and I am honored that I got to be a part of it. Last year I received the First Team All Conference award, the Duluth News Tribune All Area Team Award, completed 83 tackles and led the area in sacks (9). I received the Team award for Hitter of The Year and the game ball for the Hammer game as well.”
There's no such thing as an off-season for Stevens.
“I am a three-season varsity athlete and use the training for these sports to help me keep in shape in addition to weight training all year long,” Stevens told Northstar Football. “In winter, I play a forward in hockey. In spring, I am in track. I am trying to increase my speed so I compete in sprints. I also compete in shot put and pole vaulting. I recently cleared 7' in pole vaulting which is not easy for a 240 pound guy! I got to admit, it is fun and I enjoy it. I am working hard to become quicker and stronger. The last two summers I worked full time and was not able to get off work to attend camps and combines, but this summer, I am prioritizing football and getting to college camps.”