- Jayden Faison’s death has become a matter of great concern for the entire community.
- The Collins Hill senior Jayden Faison was in his own fight when his Collins Hill teammates finished off the football program’s first state championship in 2021.
- Since then, he has been fighting cancer till last Friday, February 24, 2023, as he died after two years while fighting cancer bravely.
- His legacy at Collins Hill is based on his fighting spirit, which he showed on the football field while battling his cancer.
- The head coach of Collins Hills announced that Collin Hills plans to wear a number 8 patch in honor of Jayden Fasion’s jersey number this season.
Jayden Faison’s death has become a matter of great concern for the entire community.
The Collins Hill senior Jayden Faison was in his own fight 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 step-forward season battling cancer in the hospital.
Unfortunately, he died after two years while fighting cancer bravely on Friday, February 24, 2023
His legacy at Collins Hill is based on his fighting spirit, which he showed on the football field while battling his cancer.
Drew Swick, the Collins Hill coach, said, “Faison was just a kid that always came to work. He didn’t say much, but he didn’t have to. The way Faison played impacted everyone around him. Faison was one of those kids, always smiling. He made everybody happy to be around him. He was an easy kid to talk to. He didn’t talk a lot, but he did his job and Jayden Faison was a kid everybody wanted to be around. Kids migrated to him. He was a high academic kid in school, very loyal, and always respectful. An unbelievable young man.”
In late April 2022, Drew was part of a group with the principal Kerensa Wing, the Collins Hills head coach Lenny Gregory, who visited Faison in the hospital to hand him his Collins Hill High School Diploma.
Drew described that moment and said Faison was in a wheelchair then, and his dad told the group that Faison had been preparing for this moment for the last two weeks so he could walk and receive his diploma. That just showed them the type of fighter he was.
Faison’s this spirit paid off on the football field too, where he was an undersized inside linebacker at 5-foot-11, 175 pounds.
Jayden Faison made up for the lack of ideal size with stamina, speed, hardwork in the weight room, and intense preparation.
He didn’t start on the big state championship defense, but he was on every special team unit and was respected for his tracking abilities.
The Collins Hill coach said that Faison was a great team guy and an exceptional team player of the week because he made so many tackles. He was on every special team event, and he was a boy who would go down and make every tackle.
The head coach of Collins Hills announced that Collin Hills plans to wear a number 8 patch in honor of Jayden Fasion’s jersey number this season and make the number 8 jersey special, which is assigned to a top defender each season who earns the right to wear it.