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Knights Baldwin ready for fresh start after signing on with Carson-Newman
NORTH CENTRALS GWENDEN BALDWIN signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and football-playing pursuits at Carson-Newman University while flanked by his parents, Crystal and Kurtis Stukes. Standing, from left, are NC assistant principal Chad Dixon, Baldwins sister and brother, Rosemary and Myles Stukes, NC assistant coach Jamie Rodgers, former NC head football coach Louis Clyburn and NC assistant coach Eddie Deese. - photo by Tom Didato
In a high school career in which injuries seemed to pile on top of each other, Gwenden Baldwin never lost faith in himself or, his love for his teammates and the game itself. The injury bug stayed with the North Central lineman all the way through his senior season, limiting the 6-foot-1, 245-pounder to not being listed on the team’s tackle sheet. Now, Baldwin is looking to make up for lost time and he will be doing it at Carson-Newman University.