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Gunnar Gundy Pushing Past ‘Awkward Phase’ of Being a Coach’s Kid in Redshirt Freshman Season

STILLWATER — The story of Gunnar Gundy sounds like the American dream.

Having the opportunity to play Power Five football in his hometown, for his dad, for a team he has spent his whole life cheering for — what’s not to love? But the reality of being a coach’s kid is more intricate than it seems, especially when gaining the trust of teammates.

“It’s just the awkward phase of like, ‘How can I speak around him? Is he gonna go home and tell his dad?'” Gunnar said. “I’m not like that. I just want to be the best football player I can be and a good teammate to my teammates.