Although he was born and raised in the football frenzy in the Netherlands, the sport did not impress Ryan den Holcher.
Instead, he was obsessed with American football because he watched his older brother play. When he was eleven years old, he played the game. He wanted close relationships with the game body and the team.
“I loved it,” Dean Holcher said. “I realized that it doesn’t matter how big or strong you are. If you have the heart and the passion, you can play and win.”
Growing up in the Dutch town of De El Haj, he said it was strange that some friends and relatives showed little interest in football.
Over the summer, Den Holcher, 22, left his homeland and came to Cisco College in the rural slums of California. A month later, the new student began the September 3 season in football uniform. Writer Against Diablo Valley.
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At 6 feet 4 inches and 245 pounds, Dean Holcher quickly impressed coaches and teammates with his size, sportsmanship and dedication to performing at a high level. As a member of the lineup, he became one of Eagle’s best defensive players and a valuable starter.
In just five games, he led the team averaging six tackles per game, 26 in singles teams and 30 in total. Ten holshires have three sacks, one interception and one forced flight.
At home on October 2, COS won 31-7 against West Hills Collinga for the first time. He played his best game of the season, with 12 singles records and one sack.
Nutson is excited to be a member of Den Hulsher Eagles.
“He’s a great player and he works hard,” he said.
Dean Holcher said he likes the intensity and speed of his competition because it motivates him to try harder.
“You always have to keep your head up. They are faster than home. The players are big and very good. You always have to be ready.”
How did Dean Holcher get to COS? Well, there is a Dutch connection.
When Knutson was the defensive coordinator at West Hills Collinga, he trained a line operator named Dylan Bucker from the Netherlands. He went on to play for the University of North Dakota.
Packer wrote to Nutson in the spring saying that a player he knew from the Netherlands wanted a chance to play soccer in the United States and that he would be a good fit for the show.
With enthusiasm, Nutson began reaching out to Den Hulsher and giving him the opportunity to play for the Eagles.
According to Knutson, having players from different backgrounds and different life experiences is a “football team”.
It exposes them to other cultures and opens players’ eyes, hearts and minds to different lifestyles.
“They feel like when you get to the pool, you’re one,” Knutson said. “You all work together for a common goal. Getting to know each other. This is one of the reasons why I love football.”
Nutson announced Den Hulsher, a “sponge” ready for serious, straightforward work. He adapted quickly to American sports and hopes to enter the NCAA Division 1.
However, Division 1 schools are usually not called until the start of a player’s second year, so he can make a decision at the end of the season, Nutson said. Will he stay at COS for another year and upgrade his inventory or go to NAIA or NCAA Division 2 or Division 3 if they bid at the end of this season?
Nutson said that while Den Hulsher has good physical ability and size, it’s his will to learn and his drive to improve that makes him special.
“Ryan is very excited and wants to get better every day,” he said. “He’s taking advantage of the opportunity he gets.”
Football in the Netherlands
Den Holcher played for the Hague Riders, who played in excellent competition. However, this is an amateur soccer team full of people of all ages, who mainly play for fun.
When Den Holcher enjoyed playing in his home, he said the level of competition was not as high as in the United States. He said he wanted a chance to learn what it takes to play at a higher level.
After high school, while playing football, he worked as a bar manager and office worker, always fulfilling his dream of playing football in the United States. When Nutson called, he knew he had the chance.
He said this helped him fully support his family in leaving the house to pursue his dream.
He said, “They are behind me one hundred percent.” “They told me to do what I could. I didn’t want to overthrow them.”
I feel like you are at home
Dean Holcher said from the start that it was a perfect fit. The coach said that everyone wanted to be near him.
This is not the first time that Den Holcher has taught in the United States.
When he was 17 years old, he was a trans student at Kentucky. This experience helped him to be fully prepared to live in the United States again. He said players and coaches were welcome to COS from the start.
He remembered the first day he came to Cisco County. A group of soldiers took him to Wal-Mart to get bedroom decorations like pillows and sheets.
“They’re the best team,” said Dean Holcher. “They helped me, made sure I had everything. They really made me feel at home.”
He hopes to transfer to a four-year school to study physical therapy.
Den Holcher was inspired by his coaches and how well he advises and coaches to improve his performance.
For now, he’s enjoying the season. At the end of the season, he will talk to his coaches about his future.
“Coming here is a big commitment,” said Dean Holcher. “It’s a lot of money, so I work hard every day to make sure I pay 100 percent. I’m pretty sure.”
Bill Choi covers sports and general news for the Cisco Daily News Network / Mount Shasta Herald / USA Today. Follow him on Twitter SDNBillChoy. Email the invoice to [email protected]. Support the local press Subscribe today.
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