Dalton Tremayne | Faces of Midland
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” — Romans 1:16
Everyone faces obstacles, many are quite similar. But for junior Dalton Tremayne, it was a bit different. His biggest obstacle was when he broke his ankle during his sophomore season of football. It turned out to be the biggest physical, mental, and spiritual test he had to face to this day.
Dalton grew up in an honest, hard-working home with parents who pushed him to excel in all things that he did. Growing up, he was gifted athletically and academically, and still is to this day.
“I have had more blessings than hardships, but I do not settle for being average. Some would call me a brother, a son, a future husband, a football player, or a leader. I call myself a believer in Christ who tries to live a life that can be an example for others.”
Dalton grew up in Homer, Nebraska but attended high school in Ponca, NE. When he started exploring college options, his brother was already attending Midland and a part of the football team; so he was already well acquainted with the players and coaches on the team. This made the decision to be a Warrior pretty much a no-brainer.
“I was blessed to receive a generous scholarship from Midland University, so I took the offer and decided to play another year of football with my brother.”
Along with being a member of the Warrior football team, Dalton is involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), and Football Bible Study. When he’s not in class, you can catch him wearing his favorite shirt to wear (a plain-white t-shirt) and hanging with friends. There’s a good chance you can find him in the football locker room chatting with coaches and teammates or even playing ping-pong.
For Dalton, being a Warrior can mean a lot of things. What being a Warrior means to HIM, though, is a calling to be a brother.
“Being a Warrior is being a brother for your teammates, classmates, colleagues, etc. When one of them is in need, you are made available in an instant. You act as a leader and live an example for others to follow.”
After he graduates from Midland, he plans to move to Omaha with his soon to be wife. She will be attending PA school and he plans to teach and coach at a school in the surrounding area. While Dalton doesn’t necessarily have a dream job…his dream is to have a positive impact on people’s lives, and teaching is the best way to attain that dream.
Dalton offers incoming freshmen (and current students) one piece of advice… ”Take your life seriously, whether it is classes, sports, fine arts, extracurriculars, etc. College is not a time to slack off and just have fun; it is an opportunity to start your future by maturing and developing physically and mentally. Do not be afraid to be different from the norm. Be confident in who you are and what you need to do to be your best self.”
Dalton Tremayne is a junior Secondary Education and Mathematics major with a coaching minor from Homer, Nebraska. To share your story or nominate a friend, email firstname.lastname@example.org or post using #FacesofMidland.