Javier started playing football at six years old in his home town of Newport News, Virginia. Javier and his family moved to Aloha, Oregon in 2008. He played his youth career at Aloha and at the end of his sophomore year they moved again, and he began playing at Lakeridge High School. Sadly, Javier lost his Grandmother in May of 2018. He credits football as an outlet for him during the tough times in his life. Javier broke his wrist in the 3rd game of his senior season but was able to finish the season with the cast. With the break he still managed to earn 1st all-conference as a defensive end and was named Lakeridge’s Defensive Player of the Year. Javier is very thankful for all that football has brought to his life, and for the lessons that the game and his coaches have taught him. He is still undecided on where he will be attending college in the fall.