Congratulations Gabriel!  Mom and I are extremely happy for you and proud of your accomplishments with the Football team as you guys won your State championship game yesterday!  We are so proud of you!

I am proud of you because you held this as a goal for yourself since last year, and man, have you guys blown the goal out of the water!  You, Luke, Tyreece, Jared, and Jake are the lineman who helped Ryan become one of 10 Texas High School quarterbacks to throw for over 10,000 yards!  Congrats!!!

Mom and I have sat and watched with amazement since August how you guys gave ample protection to him, and opened up holes for Colin and Deonte so that stats of 150 – 200 yards rushing per game became regular.  That is awesome!!!

As the Dallas Morning News conveyed, you guys not only “avenged” a loss from earlier this year, but you also beat an undefeated team, in the Championship game! Wow!  I heard a sister of one of your teammates say to her brother “you are a superstar” as she took his picture after the game and you know what, you’re our superstar!

As parents we are gratified to hear from other parents, your teammates and your coaches about your character, your disposition and your abilities, especially after your contribution yesterday in the championship game!  You are amazing dude!

I am so proud of how you balanced academics, school and ministry projects, studying and reading, your diet, your hydration, preparing and washing your gear and your football commitments not only without grumbling, but with self-initiative.  Do you know how proud we are of you???

Bottom line, and I could write more, we are proud to be your parents and you know Marissa is so very proud of you as well, and we all celebrate in the team’s success and in your personal achievement.

In the spirit (and with our history) of Star Wars, which we will go and see in a few weeks, “henceforth, you shall be known as, ‘CHAMP’ in these hallowed halls” of home.  Congratulations Champ! We love you!



PS – If anyone wants to ask a proud Dad (or his Mom) how their Offensive Lineman son winds up in the boxscore with the receivers, just ask – I’ll be glad to share about my son’s accomplishment among his teammates!



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  1. What an awesome accomplishment!



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About Dr Ken McGill

Dr. Ken McGill is an ordained minister and has been involved in counseling for more than 25 years. Dr. McGill holds a Bachelor's degree in Religion from Pacific Christian College (now Hope International University), a Certificate of Completion in the Alcohol and Drug Studies/Counseling Program from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Dr. McGill received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in May, 2003. Dr. McGill's dissertation focused on the development of an integrated treatment program for the sexually addicted homeless population, and Ken was "personally mentored" by dissertation committee member Dr. Patrick Carnes, a pioneer in the field of sex addiction work. Dr. McGill authored a chapter in the text The Clinical Management of Sex Addiction, with his chapter addressing the homeless and sex addiction. Dr. McGill is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the States of Texas and California and Mississippi, and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, through the International Institute for Trauma and Addictive Professionals (IITAP). Dr. McGill had a private practice in Glendora, CA (Aspen Counseling Center), Inglewood, CA (Faithful Central Bible Church), and Hattiesburg, MS (River of Life Church), specializing in the following areas with individuals, couples, families, groups and psychoeducational training: addictions and recovery, pre-marital, marital and family counseling, issues related to traumatization and abuse, as well as depression, grief, loss, anger management and men's and women's issues. Dr. McGill also provided psychotherapeutic treatment with Student-Athletes on the University of Southern Mississippi Football and Men's Basketball teams. Dr. McGill served as the Director of the Gentle Path Program, which is a seven-week residential program, for people who are challenged with sexual addiction, sexual anorexia, and relationship issues. Dr. McGill also supervised Doctoral students in the Southern Mississippi Psychology Internship Consortium with the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. McGill was inducted into the Azusa Pacific University Academic Hall of Honor, School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, in October, 2010. Dr. McGill currently works as a Private practice clinician with an office in Plano, Texas, providing treatment with people who are challenged in the areas mentioned above.