The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what signing days look like but their importance remains the same.
Case in point, Needville lineman Christopher Hein’s National Letter of Intent to play football at Trinity International University was signed in his family’s kitchen earlier this month with his mother Chrissy Roehling by his side.
Hein was a three-year varsity letterman with the Blue Jays. Needville reached the playoffs the past two years and advanced to the third round last season for the first the time in over 30 years.
Hein appeared in 27 consecutive games as the Blue Jays’ starting center.
The senior Blue Jay wanted to thank those who couldn’t be present for his signing day: brother Cade, offensive line coach at Trinity International Anthony Franz, past Columbus coach James Little, current Needville coaches Tommy Svatek and Andrew White along with past Needville coach Marcus Mikulec, who Hein said taught him so much about football and the game of life.
Trinity International is located in Deerfield, Illinois.
The Trojans are a NAIA member of the Mideast League in the Mid-States Football Association.