NBC10 attended a game at Henderson High School on Thursday night where Gaven’s team from Stetson Middle School took on rival Pierce and Gaven took plenty of hits. Running on special shoes, he kept up just fine and held his ground, making plays to help his team.

The young defensive tackle takes his cues from the Philadelphia Eagles.

“I watched the Eagles and (running backs) DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews,” he tells NBC10. “I want to come out and see if I can put in the work and I tried to see what happens.”