I-Bowl update: Ohio player inspired by sibling shot 10 times - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

I-Bowl update: Ohio player inspired by sibling shot 10 times

Posted: Updated:
Ohio Bobcats player Corey Hastings Ohio Bobcats player Corey Hastings
Scott Hastings Scott Hastings
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

This week is all about the Independence Bowl and the teams. But a player for one team, the Ohio Bobcats, has had a year like no other.

Corey Hastings is a defensive lineman for the Bobcats. Scotty Hastings is in the Army.

On April 21, 2011, the Hastings family got the call that no family wants: Corey's brother had been shot 10 times.

"He was searching behind the wall and everything and then, out of nowhere, someone popped out like 10 feet away from him and made eye contact for like three or four seconds, and then just started shooting at him," Corey Hastings says, describing the incident.

"He probably fired 30 bullets, and 10 of them hit him. It was him and some other guy in there, and both of them got shot."

Corey Hastings says that he and his brother, Scotty, have always been competitive. Scotty is about two years older than Corey, which is how the brother played on different baseball and basketball teams against each other.

"He's always looked out for me," Corey Hastings says. "He's always been the person that taught me right from wrong and kinda how to act towards different situations. But the biggest thing is that he's always been there for me when I needed him. And I really appreciate everything he's done for me."

Corey Hastings says his brother's experience has inspired him.

"I've got to continue an go even if I'm tire or what not. Or if I have a bad play, I'll just be down on myself and then just look down and be like, my brother's been shot before and he bounced back, so I think I can bounce back after missing the tackle or something."

Copyright 2012 KSLA. All rights reserved.

  • Home runs crush NSU against TAMU-CC

    Home runs crush NSU against TAMU-CC

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:58:19 GMT
    Two home runs and four runs batted in from Brandon Tierney led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the plate in a 5-3 win over the Northwestern State baseball team Friday night in Southland Conference play atMore >>
    Two home runs and four runs batted in from Brandon Tierney led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the plate in a 5-3 win over the Northwestern State baseball team Friday night in Southland Conference play at Brown-Stroud Field to drop the Demons into a three-way tie for fourth place.More >>
  • Centenary's Blount named Player of the Year

    Centenary's Blount named Player of the Year

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:18:57 GMT
    Centenary College's Jonathan Blount was named the 2014 Louisiana Small College Player of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches as announced the association today. Blount becomes theMore >>
    Centenary College's Jonathan Blount was named the 2014 Louisiana Small College Player of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches as announced the association today. Blount becomes the first player from Centenary to earn the small college award, the seventh Gent to be honored by the LABC as a player of the year and the first since Andrew Wisniewski in 2004.More >>
  • White named Coach of the Year by LABC

    White named Coach of the Year by LABC

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:15:27 GMT
    Louisiana Tech men's basketball head coach Michael White has been selected by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) as the recipient of the Tommy Joe Eagles Memorial Award as the LouisianaMore >>
    Louisiana Tech men's basketball head coach Michael White has been selected by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) as the recipient of the Tommy Joe Eagles Memorial Award as the Louisiana Major College Coach of the Year for 2014.More >>
Powered by WorldNow