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Porter’s Bo Tramel – Athlete Spotlight Presented by Honda of Muskogee

You might say that Bo Tramel has a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality-but in a good way. Here’s how his football coach Prentice Joseph describes it.

“When you first meet Bo, he’s just a really quiet guy. So, when I started coaching him I said, ‘Man, you have to be able to talk. You’re the quarterback and the guys need to hear you.’ And then game time comes and he gets out there between the lines and it’s like someone throws a light switch and he’s just talking and talking and talks the whole game. It was unbelievable,” laughed the coach. “He’s very driven and a great leader and he makes our team go. If he’s on, we go. If not, then we struggle.”

Tramel intended to start playing football early but got shot down.

“I wanted to start playing when I was in kindergarten in Coweta but my dad said no, so I actually started in the first grade,” chuckled Bo who also plays catcher and outfield for the Pirates baseball team and is involved in student council and SWAT.

Tramel started the season as a VYPE TOP 100 nominee having passed for over 1800 yards in his previous year and a half at quarterback and so far has guided the Pirates to a 2-2 mark in a season that has been full of Covid-19 challenges according to Tramel.

“We’ve been able to play most of our games but each week you have different guys having to be out with Covid or the usual injuries and so you have to get used to seeing different faces in the lineup each week.”

Tramel’s leadership extends to areas off the field as well according to his coach.

“He’s a great leader as a teammate and in the classroom too,” said Joseph. “He’s always willing to pick up kids who need a ride to practice or the weight room. He also has a little brother, Wil, that’s on our junior high team and Bo works a lot with him and pushes him to be better than he is.”

The senior signal caller mentions former Sooner Baker Mayfield as a role model of his on how to handle yourself at quarterback. Tramel is looking to play football at the next level but he’s not sure where. Several schools have expressed interest in his services but Bo says his most serious discussions of late have been with Central Oklahoma.

He may be soft-spoken off the field but Bo Tramel lets his drive and passion do his talking for him on the field for the Pirates. Although he does a lot of talking on his own as well.

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