03 Sep 2023 501 Football Team 2023: Ryan Enis – Vilonia
For Vilonia’s Ryan Enis, it’s the simple goal that means the most for his senior season this fall.
“My goal is to start a game, and to stay as healthy as I can for as long as I can,” Enis said.
Enis has had a significant knee injury twice but has not wavered in his perseverance to get back on the field for the Eagles.
“Tearing my ACL hurt worse the second time, especially after finishing rehab and being cleared to play the first time,” Enis said. “It’s a major injury that just destroys people psychologically, but I’m finally recovered and getting to play.”
With a full bill of health, Enis is ready to give it his best go at defensive end for Vilonia.
“Ryan is very disciplined and has overcome many obstacles during his football career,” Vilonia Head Coach Todd Langrell said. “He always knows his assignment and is always willing to sacrifice for the team. Ryan is an extremely hard worker. He is the guy who is the last to leave an opponent’s dressing room to make sure it is clean. He represents himself and Vilonia schools with great pride. Our expectations for Ryan are to be a major contributor at defensive end and on special teams.”
Enis also competes on the Vilonia track team and is a member of the Beta Club. He also plays bass guitar for a local church’s youth services. He plans to attend college next fall and pursue a degree as an athletic trainer.