By Katie V. Jones
Fifteen-year-old Laurel resident Moses Bailey is one of 10 nationwide winners in Under Armour’s Athlete No One Saw Coming campaign.
The campaign recognizes talented athletes who overcome challenges to succeed. Bailey, a varsity defensive starter for Reservoir High School’s football team, is undersized and has a learning disorder and ADHD.
“He is a local kid who is thriving with certain limitations,” said his father, Daniel Bailey. ”Everybody learns differently.”
Moses has been playing football since he was 5 years old. He also plays baseball for his high school team and has participated in indoor track. He was selected as a winner in October after submitting an essay about his experiences as an athlete.
“It was nice. Good camaraderie,” said Moses, about his visit to Under Armour’s Baltimore facility on Nov. 5. He and the nine other winners, who hail from Florida, Oregon, Illinois, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Massachusetts and Glen Arm, Maryland, met with trainers and athletes, and participated in a boot-camp style workout.
“They gave great info on how to be an athlete,” Moses said. “The facility was beautiful.”
Moses also received a $5,000 grant and Under Armour gear for a year.
Under Armour’s Athlete No One Saw Coming campaign launched in September, according to the company’s website The campaign’s mission is to provide athletes ages 14 to 17 with “resources to improve their performance on their journeys to compete.”