Street signs to Cumberland University

Published 4:23 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

When people talk about Happy Valley senior Dylan Street, usually the first that is brought up is his speed.
This past season, the speedy Warrior was a major contributor to the Happy Valley football team that made it all way to the Class AA state quarterfinals. On the gridiron his senior year, Street recorded 2,293 all-purpose yards, 24 touchdowns, and one interception.
Inside the library at Happy Valley High School Wednesday, in front of family and friends, Street made it official as to where he would be taking his agility and talents as he inked his name with Cumberland University.
“It was the best fit for me,” said Street about his choice in schools. “I feel more at home there. They came to me, and it felt like the right place to go.”
Street also considered Emory & Henry, Tusculum, and ETSU.
For Happy Valley, Street was a four-year starter on the football team and played running back, slot receiver, and returner on both the kickoff and punt return teams. His junior and senior years, Street was named to the all-conference team. His junior year, he was selected as Co-special Teams Player of the Year, while being named the Conference Offensive Player of the Year his senior season. Also this year, Street made the Tennessee Sports Writers All-State Team and participated in the Border Bowl.
For two season, Street played under the leadership of Happy Valley head football coach Jason Jarrett.
“He is probably one of the fastest kids to ever come through this program,” said Jarrett about Street. “The thing with him is that every time he touched the ball he had the opportunity to go score. No matter if you were 99 yards away or five yards away.
“He is a very dynamic and electric football player,” Jarrett added. “He meant a lot to this program, and he meant a lot to me, personally. He is a kid that I really enjoyed coaching, and we are going to miss him.”
Street is the second senior to sign with a collegiate program after Happy Valley’s Austin Hicks signed his name with ETSU.
“Anytime we have an athlete able to sign, not only to continue their career in football but academically, that is a big thing for our program,” Jarrett said. “It is very hard to get an opportunity to play at the next level, and this year we have been fortunate enough to have two. Dylan deserves this chance. He has had a great career at Happy Valley.”

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