TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Sugar Skulls defensive back Cam Gaddis has found a home on his hometown team. But that is just the beginning of his unique story.
A former Pima College and Santa Rita High standout, Gaddis has been a spark at times in this inaugural season for the Sugar Skulls.
He has three interceptions this year, and three reasons why he's still chasing his dream at the age of 26.
"Just trying to get to the next level, that motivates me the most," explained Gaddis. "And then my family. Just trying to provide for my family. You know always the naysayers and doubters. I Want to prove them wrong."
Gaddis has been able to prove many wrong.
He made the switch from receiver in college to defensive back in indoor football.
Gaddis briefly thought about calling it quits, until he learned the expansion Sugar Skulls were coming to Tucson.
"I was on the fence then I heard there was a team here so I said let me start working out again. I sent my film and luckily I'm here."
Unlike most of his teammates, Gaddis does not just go hang out with the guys after practice.
He has a family to worry about, including a 2-year-old and 4-month-old. Both are girls.
"I wanted boys, and I got my girls, I don't want a boy anymore. I'm happy with my girls."
To provide for this family of four Gaddis works a second job at night. He is a server at the Texas Roadhouse on Wilmot.
"Cause we don't get paid that much here. So got to come out here and do my job. We're here from like 7:30 to 1:30. Go home and take a shower, run to work at 3. Full day. Go home, play with the kids, go to sleep, do it again."