MEDFORD—Ethan Hoffman kicks for Cascade Christian—one of the most prolific offenses in the state.
"You know that everybody on your team is really good at what they do. It just makes you want to be that much better," said the senior place kicker.
As the 3A leader in touchbacks and an Oregon State recruit, he kicks for himself.
"I think it keeps my mind fresh because everybody needs habits, everybody needs something to keep them sane,” Hoffman said. “Kicking is one of those things for me. I can clear my mind and do something I love."
He also kicks for those who can’t.
"I feel like I need to use it to benefit other people. Why not?” he said. “Why not kick and score points doing something I love and also try to kick cancer's butt."
Every time he drills an extra point or makes a field goal, money is raised to help cure children with cancer.
"One in every 285 children in the US will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old,” he said. “So many thoughts flash into my head after I make a field goal. It's thank God I scored for my team. Thank God I got to kick cancer's butt right there."
Hoffman has made it the focus of his senior project, and if you’re interested in helping, his website is here.
"Not only are you doing something for a good cause, you get to feel like you're a part of the program as well," he said.