Brahms soaring high in air, on field and in the classroom

Nick Brahms wakes up and is ready to attack the grind that is the life of a student-athlete. His first stop is the Auburn University Regional Airport.

His preflight responsibilities are complete right around 7 a.m. and then Brahms is in the air for the next 60-90 minutes as part of his training within Auburn’s aviation program.

Shortly after he lands the plane, it’s off to class for the next couple of hours.

Team meetings and practice consume the remainder of his afternoon and early part of the evening.

Homework eats up the rest of the night most of the time for the Navarre alum.

“It’s a grind for sure,” Brahms said. “I’m always up early and up late. It’s important to stay eligible and not let my team down. That’s the most important thing in my book.”

As much as he loves football, education has always mattered to Brahms, who flies three days a week during the school year on top of going to class and football practice. He held down 18 semester hours this past football season, and despite the madness of it all, he maintained a 4.0 GPA as a double major in business and professional aviation.

Read the full article in the June 13 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year. Visit to view subscription options.

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