2011 Mack Sovereign
High School Coach: Tom Passinault
High School: Central High School, A
College: Duke University
Mack is the son of Gordy and Julie Sovereign. He has one sister, Kelsey (21), and a brother-in-law, Jeff.
Mack first started playing football on the playground at age six and has never stopped since. Mack was a three-year starter and captain at quarterback for Traverse City Central, leading them to the playoffs in his sophomore year. In his junior and senior seasons he was a member of the All Conference team. In his senior year he threw 19 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, for over 2300 yards. He was named Team Offensive MVP and earned All State Honorable Mention. He earned Academic Honors in all three years of varsity experience.
Mack also was a three-year starting point guard for the varsity basketball team at TCC. He was a captain and All Conference team member in his junior and senior seasons, Mack started 65 consecutive games for the team.
Mack said, “I cannot express enough how thankful I am to have had the support of the people around me for the past eighteen years. My parents, Julie and Gordy, have almost never missed a sporting event, whether it be a championship game or a scrimmage, and are always helping me do whatever it takes to realize my sporting dreams.” He said, “Off the field, however, is where their most important impact has been, as they have set a wonderful standard as to how to be a good person.” The coaches and staff at Traverse City Central have been extremely beneficial in supporting and pushing Mack to achieve his goals, he said. “Coach Gle, Coach Turner, Coach Tim Stark, Coach Passinault, and Coach Schugars, have all set fine examples of work ethic and faith. Most importantly,” Mack thanked “the Lord for allowing me to enjoy the game I love through His blessing of ability and family.”
All Big North Conference, 2009 & 2010
All Area, 2010
All State Honorable Mention, 2010