Football season has started, and everyone is excited to enjoy a sport that is heavily watched every year around the nation. In this weeks article, the real focus is on one individual on the Greenville Panthers varsity football team that many have come to know and love; Mark Barigye.
Barigye is a senior that is heading into his third year in the starting role at defensive tackle for the Greenville’s defense. He is also a defensive 2-time team captain and a huge leader on the
Barigye was born on April 30,
Off the field, Barigye is a man of many talents. Some may know him better as Zulu Nation. This is because he enjoys poetry and creating music. Barigye is also a member of the Joyus Chaos improv
On the field, Barigye is a huge help for the defense, but he set aside some personal goals as well. Barigye wants to be named to the academic all-conference team and get ten or more sacks this season. He says what motivates him is his desire to be a good steward
Barigye is known around campus as the person that parents would want their daughter to marry, and the friend that anyone can lean on. I asked him what he wants his legacy to be remembered as after he graduates from Greenville. His response was, “I want to be known as the person who was able to love and inspire others and to have fun while living out their calling.”
If Barigye seems like an interesting person and you want to know more about him and learn more about his story and testimony of his life, which is a pretty powerful testimony, walk up to him on campus, or show him some support out on Saturday afternoons on the field wearing number 97, and dominating offensive lineman during nearly every play.