Andre began playing sports at the age of six, and even as a kindergarten student he began developing as a leader. Playing pee wee football, Andre was named team captain, given responsibility, and quickly learned the true meaning of being a leader.
At the age of eleven Andre began competing in track & field during the football off-season. After competing as a two-sport athlete through high school, he was blessed to continue competing in both track and football as a college student at Manchester College.
Being an athlete taught Andre to overcome adversity, have faith in tough situations, never quit, and always compete to be the best.