By Scott Wilson
For one UW-Superior student, the college experience has taken him from Bemidji, Minn., to Superior, and potentially to UW-Stout to live his dream of playing college football.
Iyzaya Gill, a junior marketing major, is at his third different school. Gill, who previously spent time studying at Bemidji State University and Anoka-Ramsey Community College, transferred to UWS in the spring of 2020 to continue his academic career. “I loved my time at Bemidji, but you know when something just doesn’t feel quite right? That’s how I felt. I wanted to move closer to home,” said Gill.
The oldest of four children, Gill loves nothing more than watching sports with his siblings, one of whom just recently started their collegiate career at the University of Minnesota. Love of sport leads to journey for Gill. Gill’s love for sport, in particular football, could see him adding another school to his collegiate resumé.
A varsity player at Duluth East High School, Gill is looking to get the chance to play football at the college level before closing the book on his football career. “I thought I was done with football. I was content with what I achieved at East and believed it was the right time to leave the game behind, but with everything going on in the world right now I want to make the most of the chances I’ve been given…I don’t want to leave this book with the last few pages left blank.”
Gill has been eyeing UW-Stout as a potential destination to finish his school career and resurrect his days on the gridiron. Gill plans to visit in November with the hope of being able to play spring ball before his senior year.