In 2018 Northwest looks to continue it’s resurgence on the gridiron.
After a 9-4 season, led by star receiver August Pitre, the Raiders feature another big time skill position player, Mekhi Hammond, we’re just not sure which position. On the roster he’s listed as a wide receiver but touched the ball at eight positions in 2017: quarterback, running back, wide receiver, safety, cornerback, linebacker, kick returner, punt returner.
Last year he amassed more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage, 10 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.
Hammond is Mr. Versatility, a skill that goes beyond the football field. Hammond also stars on Northwest’s basketball and baseball teams.
"I want to make it in every sport," he said. "I have offers in all 3. Basketball, football and baseball. So everyday I work hard and at this point now, I’m getting there."