William Heikkinen was born in Andover, Massachusetts and has two younger siblings. He is part of an active family and is good at sports and REALLY good at football. He was one of the star players on his high school football team, the Golden Warriors.
Even as a child, William loved sports of all kinds – basketball, baseball, football, skiing and more. He wasn’t just into sports either making excellent grades in elementary and high school. Heikkinen’s football prowess and intellectual abilities even got him a spot at an Ivy League college. He is a wide receiver for the Brown Bears football team.
While in high school, William joined several of his peers to volunteer at an elementary school mentoring young students and helping them with their academic challenges, and generally just being an upstanding role model.
William played on his high school football team in Andover, Massachusetts. He also ran track and made Honor Roll every term. Over achieve much? Following are a few of William’s awards:
- Named First Team All-State by the Boston Globe and Boston Herald (after 72 catches for 1175 yards and 9 touchdowns his senior year)
- All-Merrimack Valley Conference selection
- Named Student Athlete of the Month by the Eagle-Tribune
- High school football career ended with 126 catches for 1960 yards
- Seven career interceptions on defense
- Lettered in football three years
- Lettered in track and field
- Winner of the Chemistry and Survey of Film Underclassmen awards
With achievements like these it was no surprise when the Ivy League came calling. William chose Brown University so he could follow in the footsteps of many great players who went from Andover, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island to play for the Bears: James Perry, Bill O’Brien and Andy Coke to name just a few.
William Heikkinen is a freshman at Brown University, a member of the 2017 graduating class, and a wide receiver for the Brown Bears football team.