Hartselle alumnus soars to new heights, selected as Naval Flight Officer
Former Hartselle High School standout, Jackson Boyer, a 2020 graduate, is set to soar to new heights as he received his service assignment as a Naval Flight Officer in Pensacola, Fla. Thursday.
Boyer, who embarked on his journey at the United States Naval Academy as part of the Class of 2024, will graduate May 24 and begin his service.
Boyer excelled both academically and athletically at Hartselle High School, according to Principal Brad Cooper.
“He performed very highly in the classroom, like on the football field,” Cooper said of the linebacker.
A standout on defense for the Tigers, Boyer finished his senior year with 106 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Boyer said his journey from Hartselle High School to the United States Naval Academy and now to the skies of Pensacola has been a full-circle experience. Through high school, Boyer said his plans were to follow in his mother’s footsteps and attend Auburn University – until he got an offer to play football at the U.S. Naval Academy.
“When I got here, and I saw what it was about – more than the football – it’s a beautiful town and a great place to be, it really made sense for me,” he said.
Boyer said he will find out in the spring when he reports to Pensacola.
He is the son of Todd and Leslie Boyer of Hartselle. Proud grandparents are Myra Garrett and the late Craig Garrett and Sue Boyer and the late John Boyer, all of Hartselle.