Football is his passion, but his major is in Fashion

Darion Weatherspoon

One Clark Atlanta University football player doesn't just define himself as an athlete. Darion "Spoon" Weatherspoon plays defensive back for the Panthers, but off the field, he is a fashion design major. In fact, the school says he is the only college football player in America with that major.

The 20-year old Las Vegas native is just as good with a needle and sewing machine as he is with a football and a pair of cleats. His teammates know him for his dapper wardrobe, and one day he wants to design suits.

"As a child my mom always made me dress sharp," said Weatherspoon. "She wouldn't let me wear shorts or sweatpants in public."

He is currently a tailor's apprentice at Gary Franzen Custom Clothing. He first picked up a needle and thread at age 17, but knew as a kid that he wanted to design suits.

"As a young boy, I developed a fascination with suits and I wanted to wear them all the time," said Weatherspoon.

His career goal is to own and operate a custom tailor shop. His teammates ask him for style tips and even request custom creations. Weatherspoon maintains a 3.5 GPA.

"I believe every young man should dress like a respectable man," said Weatherspoon. "My aim is to inspire other young men to dress like me and remain a gentleman at all times."

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