- Jayden Faison’s death has become a matter of great concern to the entire community.
- The Collins Hill senior Jayden Faison was in his own battle as his Collins Hill teammates wrapped up the football program’s first state championship in 2021.
- He has been battling cancer ever since until last Friday, February 24, 2023 when he passed away after two years fighting cancer bravely.
- His legacy at Collins Hill is based on his fighting spirit, which he displayed on the football field as he battled his cancer.
- The Collins Hills head coach has announced that Collin Hills plans to wear a number 8 patch this season in honor of Jayden Fasion’s jersey number.
Jayden Faison’s death has become a matter of great concern to the entire community.
Collins Hill senior Jayden Faison was in his own battle when in 2021 Collins Hill teammates won the football program’s first state title.
Jayden was an inspiration during the state title run, but he later spent the remaining stages of that season ahead battling cancer in the hospital.
Unfortunately, after two years of valiantly battling cancer, he passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023
His legacy at Collins Hill is based on his fighting spirit, which he displayed on the football field as he battled his cancer.
Collins Hill coach Drew Swick said: “Faison was just a boy who always came to work. He didn’t say much, but he didn’t have to. The way Faison played affected everyone around him. Faison was one of those kids, always smiling. He made everyone happy to be around him. He was an easy guy to talk to. He didn’t talk much, but he did his job and Jayden Faison was a kid everyone loved to be around. Children migrated to him. He was an academic kid at school, very loyal and always respectful. An incredible young man.”
In late April 2022, Drew was part of a group with the Kerensa Wing director, Collins Hills head coach Lenny Gregory, who visited Faison in the hospital to present him with his Collins Hill High School Diploma.
Describing that moment, Drew said Faison was in a wheelchair at the time, and his father told the group that Faison had spent the past two weeks preparing for this moment so he could walk and receive his diploma. That just showed them what kind of fighter he was.
This spirit of Faison also paid off on the football field, where he was an undersized linebacker at six feet tall and 175 pounds.
Jayden Faison made up for the lack of ideal size with stamina, speed, hard work in the weight room and intense preparation.
He didn’t start in the defense of the major state championship, but he was in every special team unit and was respected for his tracking ability.
The Collins Hill coach said Faison was a great team man and an exceptional team player of the week for making so many tackles. He was at every special team event and he was a kid who went down and made every tackle.
The Collins Hills head coach announced that Collin Hills plans to wear a number 8 patch this season in honor of Jayden Fasion’s jersey number and to make the number 8 jersey special, which is assigned each season to a top defenseman who takes it. deserves the right to wear it. .