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The will to continue: The Kameryn Cuevas Story

Kameryn Cuevas
UCA defensive back Kameryn Cuevas played his first primetime game last night after transfering twice. Cuevas has a bright future with the Bears.

The will to continue: The Kameryn Cuevas Story

  • Kameryn Cuevas
  • Position: DB
  • Year: Junior 
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • 247 & Rivals Listed prospect
  • Texas NJCAA Defensive Back Hot 25
  • Sophomore season: 41 Tackles, 3 INT

by: Justin Kelm

Texas is known for one thing, and one thing only. Football is the heartbeat of Texas. The current pandemic has put a wrench in the plans of numerous programs throughout the United States.

For the University of Central Arkansas Defensive Back, Kameryn Cuevas this holds true. Cuevas played high school football at powerhouse Gilmer. While with the Buckeyes, Cuevas dominated on and off the football field.

He also was a member of the Buckeyes Track and Field team. Cuevas was used almost like a Swiss Army knife. While with Gilmer, they used him in a two-point conversion package. From the wildcat set, Cuevas found the end zone. Cuevas has always found his way to contribute to any team he has been on.

Coming out of High School in 2017, Cuevas made his commitment to play collegiately at Southern Arkansas University. The Muleriders compete in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletics Association and in the Great American Conference. This conference is full of fierce competition.

At the end of the 2017 season, Cuevas declared his decision to seek a transfer. In 2018, Cuevas found his new home. Kilgore College, a Junior College based in Kilgore, Texas. During his time at Kilgore, Cuevas continued to show his toughness. While with the Rangers, he was a 2 Time Kilgore Defensive Player of the Week. After showing off in JUCO, Cuevas had offers from Western Illinois, Lamar, and Central Arkansas.

Cuevas chose to join a dominant Bears group. Central Arkansas football team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision and are members of the Southland Conference.

Head Coach Nathan Brown had high praise when talking about Cuevas.

“Kamryn is a guy that we will slot in as a boundary corner from Day 1′ said Brown. “He has the ability to play man coverage but also plays a physical style of football that will help us. Corner is a position we needed to get a mid-year guy at and Kamryn will compete right away…” 

Last night, Cuevas made his debut on the national stage. The journey from Division II to JUCO to Division I. The Bears battled Austin Peay on ESPN.

I’ve spoken with Kamryn and he is just very thankful for his opportunities. One thing he reiterated with me is that he is truly thankful for anyone who supports him.

The Bears defeated the Governors 24 to 17, making noise across the college world. Football is back. Cuevas and the Bears will battle the UAB Blazers on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CDT and the game can be seen on the ESPN app. 

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