Sports was a way out for Tyrese.
Little did Tyrese know, the way out was just a few towns over. With the help of peewee football, Antonio and Tyrese became best friends and with the help of their dad, Ron Heard.
“I’ve got the two best sons any man could ask for,” Ron said.
With a good heart, they’d soon become family.
Antonio said two years after they became friends, he told his father he wishes Tyrese could be adopted by their family.
“He[Ron] was like I don’t care, let’s do it,” Antonio said.
Tyrese said it all just came out of nowhere. He said one day Antonio asked him if he wanted to live with his family.
“I was like ‘yes’ it’s an opportunity to have another brother at cares about you and a family that cares about you that’s willing to take you in after your life has been hard,” Tyrese said. “things I went through and they just there and it was an honor to be a part of this family.”
Tyrese officially became a member of the Heard family in the seventh grade and since then, he and Antonio have been a force to be reckoned with on the Gridiron.
“it’s almost like a movie,” Ron said. “It’s been a wild ride but it’s been fun and to see them on the field together, man I just smile.”
There’s been a lot of smiling going on in the Heard household lately. Antonio and Tyrese will be seniors this season and have already racked up multiple division one offers. They not only have the opportunity to play in college together but Also the chance to be the first members of the heard family to earn college degrees.
“I knew we had the ability, but I didn’t think it’s become real,” Antonio said. “because Teague is just a little town and you never really see people go big from down here.”
Tyrese said it is every kid’s dream and not many people get that opportunity.